Sorry, we no longer support your browser. Please upgrade to a more modern browser.

Eliza Murphy

Running for Clean Water

Eliza Murphy

Running for Clean Water

Read Mission Statement

On October 3, 2010 I am going to run a half marathon on Bribie Island. That's 13.1 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.

Sounds rough, right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of catching diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $5,000 for water. I want every step to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete. I aim to raise $5,000 in the next three months.

I hope you'll join me in helping them now.

This campaign brought clean water to Bayanga School, Central African Republic.

$313Raised

  • 0 days left to donate
6%
$5,000.00

This campaign closed on Nov 22, 2010 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

Donate To charity: water
Top donors listed by:
McKew Devitt$100
Janice Wilkins$50
Stephanie Badalucco$50
Rangakrishnan Srinivasan$33
Megan Alderson$20

This campaign brought clean water to Bayanga School, Central African Republic.

On October 3, 2010 I am going to run a half marathon on Bribie Island. That's 13.1 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.

Sounds rough, right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of catching diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $5,000 for water. I want every step to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete. I aim to raise $5,000 in the next three months.

I hope you'll join me in helping them now.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Megan Alderson
    Megan Alderson donated $20 - almost 5 years ago

    I don't know you, but what a great cause. All the best, I hope you reach your goal!!

  • Rangakrishnan Srinivasan
    Rangakrishnan Srinivasan donated $33 - almost 5 years ago

    All the best!

  • Manoj Kumar Rajasekaran
    Manoj Kumar Ramalingam Rajasekaran donated $20 - almost 5 years ago

    All the Best.

  • rebecca montgomery
    rebecca montgomery donated $20 - about 5 years ago

    Good luck with your run, Eliza! What a great cause~you are amazing!

  • Janice Wilkins
    Janice Wilkins donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    Rock on sister!

  • Stephanie Badalucco
    Stephanie Badalucco donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    You're awesome, Lize! Wish I could be there to see you run!

  • McKew Devitt
    McKew Devitt donated $100 - about 5 years ago

    Good luck Eliza!

100 percent

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.