Run for Water: Providing clean water to communities in Ethiopia
For the fourth consecutive year, OT Works! Team participated in Run for Water, a run, walk and bike challenge with the goal of providing clean water to at-risk communities in Ethiopia.
OT Works! Team members and their families ran, walked and biked on their local communities following the current restrictions and guidelines of BCCDC.
Together, our team completed 111 activities during the month of May, and we covered almost 1,100 kilometers.
Run for Water sponsors provide clean water for life for one person for each completed activity.
In addition to our team’s efforts, OT Works! also donated $2,450 to the event, what made us the number one team in the donation amount for the event!
In total, OT Works! raised funds to provide clean water to 181 people in Haro, Ethiopia.
Our collective results were great, and our team members also had some outstanding individual accomplishments. Here’s some of our team’s highlights:
- Our Coordinator, People & Services, Milena Duarte, was the second place overall in the challenge for bike rides. She completed over 320 kilometers, and did one long ride of 110 kilometers in one day!
- Our associate Stephanie completed 21 runs during the challenge, covering 124 kilometers in total.
- Jaclyn Penner, one of our OTs, ran or biked 81 kilometers, and entered 12 different activities.
- Our OT Julia Pereira ran a total of 79k over 13 runs.
Way to go, OT Works! Team!
OT Works! believes that we have a role to play in making the world a better place. We are committed to building a sustainable society that acknowledges our individual and collective impact on the natural world and environment.
We look forward to participating in 2022 Run for Water event.