Running for Charity: Water!

Check out my campaign here

I will be running the San Francisco Marathon on July 29 and raising $2620 for Charity: Water!

The median marathon finish time is around 4 hours and 30 minutes. For many people around the world, that's how long they spend walking to get water for their families. Too often, that water is not clean. In a time when technological advances thrive, this should not be happening.

I was touched by the story behind Charity: Water and wanted to use my love of running to bring clean water to people who need it.

I love running for many reasons. It uncovers parts of myself previously unknown. It serves as an intimate way to know my body as well as my mind.

Of course, it is not always so pleasant. Sometimes I want to stop, to quit... Sometimes, I suffer when I run.

Viktor Frankl once said, "“In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning."

This campaign would make the journey and the trainings much more meaningful, and all the sweat worth it.

Please consider donating for the opportunity to give clean drinking water to our fellow brothers and sisters around the world.

Water has the power to change everything. Giving water means giving health, education, time, equality, opportunity, hope... life. You have the power to change everything.

Thank you for taking the time to check out this charity. It means so much to me.

Brenda

**You can also Venmo me @brenda-chen and I can post your donation on your behalf, if that's easier for you!**

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Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

I started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me.

Anything you can give is a huge help.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.