We have a couple of friends, Andrea and Zac, and we’d love to tell you
what they’re up to. OK, as of our last count we have more than a
couple of friends, but for now we’re focusing on these two.
Zac and Andrea
are currently training to run the 2008 Los Angeles Marathon scheduled
for March 2. And if that is not ambitious enough, they’re doing it to
raise funds for Global Water in honor of Andrea’s father, who passed away last summer.
"Andrea’s father, Pasquale Scarpino, a microbiologist and university
professor who dedicated his work to water disinfection and
clarification projects around the world, died this summer. So we’ve
decided to dedicate our marathon bid to him by raising money for an
organization called Global Water"
We – Steve and I, although Steve doesn’t know it yet – have just done
our part and written a check, check #1004, made out to "Global Water
Water Supply Fund" and as soon as the blizzard outside our door clears,
at least enough for us to find our way to the mailbox, we’re going to
mail it to them. Yes we are. If Andrea and Zac are going to run 26
miles for this cause, the least we can do is walk to the mailbox. In
I know, I’ll ask Steve to do it. Hey, I wrote the
And because we believe in Andrea and Zac as much as we believe in clean
drinking water for children around the world, we’re writing to you. Do
you believe in clean drinking water for children? Then, no doubt, you
will want to help too.
"Depending on how much money we raise, Global Water will
choose a Guatemalan school to fund, and send us pictures of the
facilities that we help to build. We will not only be helping students
gain access to clean and hygienic water, but will also be helping to
ensure their continued educations. A full 80% of the diseases that kill
children worldwide are caused by drinking contaminated water, and
children sick with water-borne diseases aren’t able to stay in school
as long as children with access to clean water."
You do believe in clean drinking water for children, don’t you? And your check number is….?
P.S. If you knew Andrea and Zac, you’d believe in them too. You can contact them through their link above. We hope you do. With your check number, of course.