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Multnomah University to Host 5K Walk for Clean Water Projects

According to Water 1st International five thousand children die from preventable, water-related diseases every day, and five million girls cannot attend school because they are required to carry water over many miles so that their families can survive. Multnomah University will host a Carry5 Walk for Water event to raise money and bring awareness to these issues on Monday, April 22, 2013.

Carry5 Walk for Water is put on by Water 1st International. During the walk, individuals and teams will carry up to 5 gallons of water for 5 kilometers in support of clean water projects, as they experience and demonstrate a similar task that 1 billion people worldwide experience every day. Registrants may carry less water depending on individual ability.

Event Details

  • When: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM
  • Where: Multnomah University Campus
For more information contact Dean of Student Services Jon Mathis at


Funds raised during this event will support clean water projects in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and Honduras. The goal for this event is to raise $1,000. Every $75 raised provides a child with clean water, a toilet and hygiene education for life. Check out Multnomah’s fundraising progress and make donations at

Sponsorship forms can be found at


Online registration for the event is available at
The suggested donation is $10 per person.

About Water 1st International

Water 1st International is a Seattle-based non-profit organization working to end the world water crisis through sustainable clean water projects including water access, toilets, and hygiene education for the world’s poorest communities.

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.