Blue Planet, a non-profit working to provide safe drinking water to third world countries, recently challenged runners to run 30 miles in 30 days before December while pledging a $1 per mile in order to fund the creation of wells at three schools in Tanzania. The students at each school walked to fetch water from a small, murky puddle every day, many of them becoming sick from drinking from the contaminated source.
In just two months, participating runners met the challenge and raised more than $20,000. The work on the wells has already begun and by January 1st, 1500 Tanzanian students and their families will have clean drinking water. Blue Planet continues to challenge runners to donate their energy and money to solve the world-wide drinking water crisis. The Tanzania project is proof that small donations can have a big impact.
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