On May 12, 2012, Schools and groups across the Washington DC metro area will unite for the 6th annual Walk for Water. Students and their families will walk 3 miles on the trails around scenic Lake Frank in solidarity for children and families in the Azawak of West Africa, who struggle daily in search of water. Participants will raise money to help build the next borehole in the Azawak.
Registration is now $10/person, $15 to register at the event on May 12. Each person who raises at least $50 by May 12, the suggested minimum fundraising amount, will get a FREE event t-shirt. Give your collected donations to your teacher, or you can bring them to the event. Visit the Lake Frank Information Center for registration links, fundraising tools and event information.
If you raise at least $50 (suggested minimum fundraising target), we’ll give you an event t-shirt FREE!
There are two ways to register for A Walk For Water:
1. Register at FirstGiving.com
2. Download a paper registration form
The weather promises to be beautiful and sunny on Saturday, May 12! We are especially excited about the new Friendship Exchange we've added to connect students here to children there. We'll share drawings made by students at the school in Kijigari, where our borehole name the Montessori Well of Love operates. Participants will make drawings and messages that we'll share with children in our Azawak borehole villages. The Friendship Exchange will take place from 9 am - 10 am. Arrive early to participate!
We are also pleased to annoqunce that Hadesh Merzoug, a Tuareg woman who grew up in the Azawak in Mali, will join A Walk for Water. She'll be sharing her support for Amman Imman at the Rally. You'll enjoy meeting her!
Here are some practical details:
1. Arrive early! Park at Lake Needwood; no parking at Lake Frank. Shuttle from the Lake Needwood parking lot to Lake Frank begins at 8:30 am. When you arrive at Lake Frank, follow the signs to the grassy field for Check-in and Onsite Registration. Last shuttle leaves Lake Needwood at 10 am. Return shuttle to Lake Needwood starts at noon and ends by 2 pm.
Exit onto Montrose Road, Follow signs to Tower Oaks Blvd. Turn Left onto Tower Oaks. Turn Right onto Wootten Parkway. Cross Rockville Pike, and continue on 1st Street. Go straight onto MD 28 East/Norbeck Road. Turn Left on Avery Road, Drive almost 2 miles. After 1 mile, you will pass Lake Frank on the right. Turn Left at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road, follow the signs to the parking lot where you will meet the shuttle.
Take Rockville Pike/MD 355 North. Turn Right on 1st Street, Stay straight to go onto MD 28 East/Norbeck Road. Turn Left on Avery Road. Drive almost 2 miles. After 1 mile, you will pass Lake Frank on the right. Turn Left at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road, follow the signs to the parking lot where you will meet the shuttle.
From Silver Spring:
Take Georgia Avenue/MD 97 North, Turn Left onto MD-28/Norbeck Rd. Turn Right onto Muncaster Mill Rd/MD 115. Turn Left onto Avery Road. Turn Right at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road, follow the signs to the parking lot to catch the shuttle.
3. Schedule for the day:
8:30 am Shuttle begins at Lake Needwood
8:45 am - 10:00 am Check-in and Onsite Registration on the grassy field
9:00 am - 10:00 am Friendship Exchange
10:00 am Rally on grassy field
10:30 am Walk for Water
12 noon Return shuttle to Lake Needwood begins.
4. What to bring/wear:
Wear sturdy shoes, apply sun protection, and dress in appropriate clothing to protect yourself from ticks and poison ivy. Bring drinks and snacks. Please keep your pet on a leash.
5. Important documents
The following documents contain important information about the event,
including directions to the venue. Please read::
Registration information and instructions
AWFW 2012 flyer
Event Guidelines and Directions
Please click Here if you wish to download a consolidated ZIP archive of the above files
6. For more information
Please contact Debbie Kahn, email@example.com, 240-418-1143.
Walk for Water!