1for3 Walk for Water 5K in Support of Palestinian Refugees

NorthPlaza @ Kendall Square - 450 Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142

 

Join or donate to the BWC Team for 1for3's Third Annual WALK FOR WATER 5K in support of Palestinian Refugees!

 

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Charles River with your family and friends! This family-friendly 5K FUNdraiser will begin and end at North Plaza@Kendall Square (300 Athenaeum St. Cambridge). We will walk along Memorial Drive to the Hyatt and back.

Walk start time is 11am Rain or Shine, but arrive early to check in and pick up your T-shirt. After the walk, stick around North Plaza to enjoy the music and festivities including a discount lunch ticket after the walk provided by one of our sponsors, Aceituna Grill next door. 

Unable to walk? Not going to be in town? We'll miss you but you can still donate to the Boston Workmen's Circle page.

Day of event regististration and check-in will begin at 10:00am Sat. April 28, 2018 at North Plaza.

 

Click here to register to walk with the BWC team or, if you are not walking, to donate the BWC team. 

 

More Information about 1for3:

1for3.org is a non-profit organization made up of professionals and professors including Engineers, Water experts, Architects, Landscape designers, Anthropologists, Entrepreneurs, Education consultants and Media experts. They came together to help bring the 6000+ residents of Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem basic human rights starting with the most fundamental need: water. Aida Camp is exceptional in the West Bank as it is surrounded on two sides by the apartheid wall and has two Israeli military bases just next to it. From the watchtowers, the soldiers literally see into the cramped and crowded homes of the residents. The wall has cut them off from land once enjoyed by all residents and its presence is inescapable. Water delivery is blatantly insufficient and inconsistent. Residents went for 70 days without water in the summer of 2012. After two visits and many months, the 1for3 team has prepared a sustainable design and program, called the Aida Water Garden (AWG) to build cisterns and filtrations systems for rain, city and floodwaters. They have partnered with a local NGO, Lajee Center, to collaborate, oversee and maintain the project. Due to the restricted space, the 1for3 team designed the project to be multifunctional and extremely efficient. Additional phases in the same small area include a preschool, clinic, sports field, roof-top gardens and a media center to document and record the process. With this documentation, AWG can be replicated in other refugee camps and will promote global advocacy and awareness. 1for3's ultimate goal is to bring human rights to Palestinian refugees.