I support the crew @ http://RunMarkRun.com as 3 guys named Mark run a marathon to help Haiti! Join me & give your pennies!*TWEET THIS!
I was reading through a recent publication from Compassion International and my heart began to rip out of my chest. Â My wife began to read to me from a page of statistics. Â I have been bombarded by so many stats in my life and so often they don’t really unsettle me, but this time they did. Â Let me share some of them with you:
50% of the world’s hospitalizations are due to water-related illnesses.
1 in 5 children die from diarrhea–that’s more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.
1.5 million children die of waterborne illnesses every year.
Being a father, these kinds of stats rattle me to my core. Â I can’t stand idly by and wait for someone else to step out. Â Thus my reason for being a part of this team. Â Being in Haiti last spring put even more perspective on the whole situation. Â Seeing a man bend down and drink from a dirty puddle as if it was normal. Â Seeing kids use empty water bottles to get drinks from puddles. Â Seeing the creeks overflowing with trash. Â The foul smell Â as we stood next to the water front because it was so full of waste. Â Images I can’t erase.
So consider pledging and joining the cause.
We're here to raise $100,000 for Haiti. Contribute to us and help provide clean water, medical care and food for the people of Haiti, still struggling more than a year after the earthquake. Join THREE Marks and pledge to support them as they conquer 13.1 miles each running the OneAmerica Mini Marathon.
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission
c/o Run Mark Run
7271 Mayflower Park
Zionsville, IN 46077