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San Diegans Will Walk to Highlight the Global Water Crisis and its Impact on Women & Girls
Published 04/17/2019 by Global Communities
SAN DIEGO – On Sunday, April 28, more than 500 San Diegans will join Project Concern International’s (PCI) 11th annual Walk for Water in solidarity with girls and women around the world by carrying buckets of water along a 5k route to bring awareness to the global water crisis.
Globally, 1 in 10 people lacks access to clean water at home and walks up to six hours a day in search of this critical resource. Most often it is women and girls who bear the brunt of this task, walking an average of four miles to get water, all while missing school or work and putting their lives at risk.
San Diego residents across the county have RSVP’d for the event and will walk in support of the right for everyone to have access to clean water, and in solidarity with women and girls.
The event will demonstrate the work being done locally and globally by PCI to end poverty and to advance women and girls by empowering them to have a brighter, healthier future.
Members of the media are invited to attend the Walk for Water for interviews and photo opportunities.
WHAT: PCI’s Walk for Water 5k fundraising event to raise awareness about the global water crisis and how it affects women and girls
WHERE: Tecolote Shores at Mission Bay Park, 1740 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92019
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2019
TIME: 9:40 a.m. – Welcome and program; 10:15 a.m. Walk commences
WHO: PCI staff and student leaders are available for interviews in studio leading up to the Walk and during the event. Assemblymember Todd Gloria will also be a featured speaker at the event and available for interviews prior to the program start (9:40 am).
WHY: Funds raised will support PCI’s water, hygiene and sanitation programs and other critical efforts to end poverty worldwide.
Photos, b-roll and other assets will be available for media as of Sunday, April 28, 2019. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
About Project Concern International (PCI): PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women & girls. PCI envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future. PCI works in 15 countries, including the United States. For more information, visit www.pciglobal.org.