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1for3 Walk for Water 5K in Support of Palestinian Refugees
Join the BWC Team for 1for3's Second Annual WALK FOR WATER 5K in support of Palestinian Refugees!
Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Charles River with your family and friends! This family-friendly 5K FUNdraiser will begin and end at North Plaza@Kendall Square (300 Athenaeum St. Cambridge). We will walk along Memorial Drive to the Hyatt and back.
Walk start time is 10am Rain or Shine, but arrive early to check in and pick up your T-shirt. (Must register by April 1st to guarantee a T-shirt.) After the walk, stick around North Plaza to enjoy the music and festivities including a discount lunch ticket after the walk provided by one of our sponsors, Aceituna Grill next door.
Unable to walk? Not going to be in town? We'll miss you but you can still donate to the Boston Workmen's Circle page.
Be sure to LIKE 1for3's Walk for Water 5K Facebook Event page and stay updated.
Online Pre-Registration will close on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5pm.
Day of event regististration and check-in will begin at 8:30am Sat. April 22, 2017 at North Plaza.
Register Online by April 1st to guarantee a T-shirt.
More Information about 1for3:
1for3.org is a non-profit organization made up of professionals and professors including Engineers, Water experts, Architects, Landscape designers, Anthropologists, Entrepreneurs, Education consultants and Media experts. They came together to help bring the 6000+ residents of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem basic human rights starting with the most fundamental need: water. Aida Camp is exceptional in the West Bank as it is surrounded on two sides by the apartheid wall and has two Israeli military bases just next to it. From the watchtowers, the soldiers literally see into the cramped and crowded homes of the residents. The wall has cut them off from land once enjoyed by all residents and its presence is inescapable. Water delivery is blatantly insufficient and inconsistent. Residents went for 70 days without water in the summer of 2012. After two visits and many months, the 1for3 team has prepared a sustainable design and program, called the Aida Water Garden (AWG) to build cisterns and filtrations systems for rain, city and floodwaters. They have partnered with a local NGO, Lajee Center, to collaborate, oversee and maintain the project. Due to the restricted space, the 1for3 team designed the project to be multifunctional and extremely efficient. Additional phases in the same small area include a preschool, clinic, sports field, roof-top gardens and a media center to document and record the process. With this documentation, AWG can be replicated in other refugee camps and will promote global advocacy and awareness. 1for3's ultimate goal is to bring human rights to Palestinian refugees.
GIVE TO THE 1FOR3 WALK FOR WATER 5K IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEES:
There are two ways you can contribute to 1for3: 1) Join the BWC team or 2) donate to the BWC team. All proceeds go directly to 1for3.
1. Instructions to Join the BWC Fundraising Team:
This means you will have a personal page within the BWC team that you can share with friends and family to help raise money. Joining the BWC team will register you for the walk (whether you are able to walk with us that day or not).
Follow the registration instructions
2. Can’t make it to the walk but want to support BWC walkers?:
If you cannot participate in the walk, you can still participate by donating through the BWC team, either to the general BWC fundraising page or through someone on the BWC team’s individual page:
Enter an amount and click “Donate Now”
You will see the prompt: “Would you like this donation to be credited to someone's fundraising page?”
If you want your donation to go to the general BWC fundraising page, select “no thanks”
If you want your donation to go to a specific BWC walker’s page, select their name. (All funds raised on this page will go to 1for3 under the BWC team name).
Follow the prompts to complete your payment.