On June 23, a group of students and adult leaders conducted a 12-mile walk-a-thon event in Death Valley National Park to raise awareness of the fact that women and children in many rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa must walk that distance daily to fetch water for their families. It was an extreme event to highlight an extreme cause!
That day, it reached 114 degrees near Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the western hemisphere. While just a bit cooler than previous walk-a-thons, for the first time students also had to endure constant sandy winds. But with encouragement and an awesome support team of Randy, Patty, Myron, Mike, and Sandi - we made it all 12 miles!
Check out our article in the community papers.
Watch our YouTube video, showing youth talking about the cause.