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Rob Thomas performed Sunday morning April 18th at Atlanta's World of Coca-Cola following the 6K Dow Live Earth Run for Water Atlanta. Like all U.S. events, the Atlanta Run for Water benefits Global Water Challenge and included an educational water village including efforts from local nonprofit the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Thomas was interviewed this week by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Register to Run/Walk Now at www.liveearth.org/newyork to See The Roots with Special Guest John Legend Perform Live in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Live Earth, organizer of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, today announced two-time GRAMMY Award-winners The Roots with Special Guest six-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend will perform live at the New York event. The Dow Live Earth Run For Water is the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, and consists of a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
“We are thrilled to be participating in this important event to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children around the world walking 6km every day to sustain their families,” said The Roots. “We encourage the New York community to come out on April 18th because together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.”
The New York Dow Live Earth Run for Water event was held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The 6km run/walk course will take participants around the picturesque parameter of the Prospect Park. Start time for the run/walk is 8:00 a.m. and concert performance will begin at 10:00 a.m. You must register at www.liveearth.org/newyork to participate in the run/walk and gain access to the live performance.
“As an alumnus of the Live Earth concerts in 2007, I am proud to take part in another global event aimed at identifying solutions for critical environmental issues, such as the global water crisis,” said John Legend. “I believe music has the power to bring people together in pursuit of common goals, and in this case that is raising awareness and money to help solve the global water crisis.”
Live Earth, organizer of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, and Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), race director for the Minneapolis event, today announced multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Estelle, will perform live at the Minneapolis event. The largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
“I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Minneapolis Dow Live Earth Run for Water event, which is helping to raise funds and awareness for global water crisis,” said Estelle. “As a musician, I’m honored to be using my time and talents for a cause that will help bring safe water to the nearly one billion people who don’t have access to it.”
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Multi-platinum selling recording artists Collective Soul, who recently released a self-titled CD, “Collective Soul” and are touring in support of the album and their hit single “You,” and special guest the legendary Sam Moore, the GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “Soul Man” who served as the inspiration for “The Blues Brothers,” performed live at the Live Earth Run for Water Chicago event on April 18th!
The Dow Live Earth Run For Water is the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, and consists of a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
“I’m a long-time environmental advocate and believe strongly that it is our duty as a society and as individuals to preserve our planet and its resources,” said Dean Rolland from Collective Soul. “The global water crisis is an environmental issue that affects nearly one billion people, and the Chicago community can help raise awareness and money to help address it.”
People in Chicago can register for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water run/walk today via The Active Network at http://liveearth.org/chicago.
Click here to read the full press release.
The show took place after the run / walk through the water on April 18, at Praça da Apotheosis
Musician Jorge Ben Jor will perform live in the Praça da Apoteose near the finish of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water Rio 6km run/walk.
Ben Jor joins global initiative largest ever recorded worldwide to help combat the global water crisis and that consist of a series of races / walks 6 km (average distance that many women and children walk every day to fetch water) for 24 hours in over 100 cities worldwide.
Award-winning cantopop sensation Hins Cheung performed live at the Dow Live Earth Run for Water that took place at Wetland Park Road in Hong Kong on April 18th.
The live performance at Wetland Park Road is a “thank you” to those who participate in the run/walk. “We are so priveleged in Hong Kong to have access to clean and safe water but for many this is not a reality. By participating in this event, I want to do my part in raising greater awareness about the global water crisis and encourage everyone to join Dow Live Earth in helping millions of people around the world to gain access to this life-sustaining requirement,” said Hins Cheung, who is committed to lending its name and support to generate awareness for the event locally in Hong Kong as well as the larger global intiative to help solve this critical issue.
Register to Run or Walk Now at www.dowliveearth.rfwhk.com.