Joliet Junior College will be a host site for World Vision’s Global 6K for Water Fun Run and Nature Walk on Saturday, April 9 starting at 9 a.m. on the college’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
“The purpose of the event is to raise money for water projects in areas of Africa where there is dire need,” said event organizer Professor Linda Blanco. “When communities do not have water, women and children in Africa walk an average of six kilometers for water that is neither clean nor healthy. The roads along the way make them prey for human traffickers and other predators. With the help of the Christian global humanitarian organization World Vision, local leaders can fulfill their dreams to bring clean, sustainable water to their communities. The end result is that mortality rates decrease, children are able to attend school, health and hygiene improve, women are able to access microloans to pursue entrepreneurial ventures and eventually the communities no longer needs assistance.”
The cost to enter is $50 per adult and $25 per student or child, because according to World Vision, it only takes $50 to bring clean water to one person in Africa for life.
The run/walk will start in waves, accommodating all levels of participants from faster runners to leisure walkers, and will utilize both paved and unpaved nature trails on the beautiful JJC Main Campus. Each participant will receive the unique personalized bib featuring a specific child who will benefit from the event, a race tee shirt and finisher medal. This race will not be officially timed.
For additional information, please contact Math Professor Linda Blanco at email@example.com.