Student brings charitable 6K run/walk to Pataskala
PATASKALA – When Liberty Christian Academy senior Addie Dickerson first learned that some children in developing countries must walk 6 kilometers, or 3.72 miles, just to get drinking water, her heart sank.
In need of a senior project for school, she decided to partner with World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, and bring a benefit 6 kilometer run/walk to Liberty Christian and the Pataskala area.
By registering, participants will ensure a child in a developing country gets access to clean water.
"People even get information about their child, and they have the (opportunity) to sponsor them for life, too," Dickerson said.
"It’s because it’s 3.7 miles, which is the average distance a child walks to get water (in developing countries) — and it’s not even clean water," she said.
"If you get sick and your stomach gets messed up here, you just go to the doctor," Dickerson said.
The can represents the clean water World Vision works to get to people in developing countries.
The event will follow a course around the school, which stands on Refugee Road, just south of Pataskala.
The Pataskala-area Global 6K for Water When: 5 p.m. May 6 Where: Liberty Christian Academy, 10447 Refugee Road How much: Individuals can register for $50, but if they register for the Eagles Soar for Others team before midnight on May 1 they can save $10.
What for: Proceeds will go to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that provides clean water to children in developing countries.