CLEVELAND — Pure Water Technology® of Ohio (PWT) raised over $ 60,000 at 4 Miles 4 Water, a run/walk the company co-founded and sponsored, which took place on May 10, at Cleveland Metroparks’ Edgewater Park at Lakefront Reservation, according to a press release.
In partnership with Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. (DLDT), a non-profit organization that connects people to their local watershed, PWT’s 4 Miles 4 Water focused on the awareness of clean and safe drinking water locally and globally, raising over $ 60,000 to contribute to building a new water well in Uganda, stated the release.
Over 1,500 people from all over the northeast Ohio community attended the run/walk, coming to learn about clean water and enjoy recreation, friendly competition, food trucks and a free reggae concert, noted the release.
The event broke the Guinness World Record for the most people carrying a container of water on their head at one time featuring 508 participants, with the record pursued in the 4 Miles 4 Water programming as a way to educate participants and illustrate how many people around the world walk far distances every day hauling water that is usually balanced on their head, continued the release.
“Our company’s participation in and sponsorship of events, such as 4 Miles 4 Water, is inspired by our commitment to the environment,” said President of PWT Thomas Skerl. “PWT is a socially responsible company and is dedicated to partnering with non-profit organizations in order to educate the community about clean, non-bottled water.”
Read the entire press release here.