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Recapping my favored occasion of the year, Match For Her MPLS! This year we raised more than $11,000 in partnership with The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International in an work to finish the the international water crisis!

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Match for Her MPLS has been my tiny passion project given that I dreamed it up more than four years ago, with the very first occasion taking spot in 2015. I had know thought that it would at some point lead me to the Dominican Republic, to operating a marathon in Haiti, 3 wonderful subsequent Match for Her MPLS Events {2016, 2017, 2018, and this year’s 2019 occasion}, and more than $36,000 raised to support finish the international water crisis. 

And none of this could’ve been achieved devoid of the wonderful and supportive neighborhood of lady who attended, contributed and did so significantly to tends to make these events feasible. THANK YOU!

And a specific thanks to The True Meals RD’s who’ve come alongside me to companion on this occasion.

Photo Credit: By Rebecca Studios

Match for Her MPLS 2018 Clean Water Project Update

Prior to I jump into totally recapping this year’s 2019 occasion, I have to share the influence the funds raised from final year’s 2018 occasion have created. It is Remarkable.

As I previously pointed out, I had the chance to travel to Haiti in October 2018. I teamed up with Healing Waters and Bryce of Run 5050 to run a marathon via the mountains of Haiti in an work to raise added funds for clean water.

On this trip I also had the chance to stop by the clean water project web-site in Bainet, Haiti that Match for Her MPLS 2018 totally funded {$16,000}! Seeing it all come complete circle, from raising the funds to the influence a single clean water method tends to make on an whole neighborhood, was a dream come accurate. 

I want you all could’ve been on this trip with me. Simply because witnessing the life-altering distinction clean water brings to a neighborhood in need to have brought a complete new which means to what Match for Her MPLS is all about.

Bainet Haiti Clean Water Project Report

Final year’s Match for Her MPLS occasion totally funded the water project in Bainet, Haiti — which as you can see by means of the project report above, has supplied this neighborhood with more than 36,000 gallons of clean water and saved neighborhood households on typical $1,684 every year — IN JUST six MONTHS of operation! WAHOO!

The greatest component is these numbers are only going to continue to develop in the months and years to come. This clean water project in Bainet, Haiti will continue to make waves, making good adjust in the lives of ladies, kids, and communities for years to come.

Match for Her MPLS 2019

So we did it once more in 2019! On Saturday, March two, more than 100 ladies gathered to sweat, snack, and shop for clean water.

I generally appear forward to Match for Her MPLS and spending time with this group of socially-conscious ladies, who took time out of their busy lives to SHOW UP, sweat, and assistance ladies about the planet.

We didi a 45-minute HIIT exercise, talked about the life-altering function The Her Initiative and Healing Waters are carrying out, raffled off some Astounding present baskets, sipped coffee, enjoyed lots of healthier treats, and…

RAISED more than $11,000!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everybody that attended, supported, and contributed to this occasion. You have actually created a distinction in ending the international water crisis in our lifetime.

A specific thank you to our significant brand sponsors: 

Fit for Her MPLS 2019

Match for Her MPLS 2019 Occasion Sponsors + Vendors

This occasion would not have been feasible devoid of the generous assistance of our occasion sponsors, vendors, raffle donors, meals and beverage sponsors, and media group.

Significant Occasion Sponsors: 

Meals + Beverage Sponsors: 

Fit for Her Refreshment Center

Vendors: 

Raffle Donors: 

Fit for Her Raffle Baskets

Occasion Photography + Videography:

The International Water Crisis

The factor that SO INSPIRES ME about the international water crisis is that there is a answer. 

Challenges like this a single really feel insurmountable and overwhelming when you are just hunting at the significant image — like the reality that eincredibly 90 seconds a kid dies from a water-connected illness.

But collectively, this neighborhood has totally funded more than two clean water projects, which has transformed the lives of hundreds about the planet just reference the infographic above.

Fit for Her | Group Workout
Photo Credit: By Rebecca Studios

That stated, there are still 1.eight billion individuals in the planet drinking dirty water. There’s clearly a need to have for extra clean water web pages all through the planet. If you’d like to contribute to ending the international water crisis you can find out extra by visiting The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International.

You can also click right here to make a direct economic contribution, or join the Saturate Neighborhood by becoming a month-to-month donor right here.

Fueled by Water Campaign

Fueled by Water Campaign

Considering the fact that many of you had been asking about these custom ‘Fueled by Water’ shirts at the occasion, I wanted to involve a fast note on their goal and how you can obtain a single if you’d like.

I have a objective of promoting 1,000 of these custom Bonfire sweatshirts, tees, and tanks to raise $15,000 which will in turn totally fund a Healing Waters clean water project for a neighborhood in need to have. More than 500+ shirts have been bought to date so we are half-way to objective.

If you’d like to get a ‘Fueled by Water’ sweatshirt, tee or tank CLICK Right here!

Girls are the leaders of their communities. They bear and raise the kids, care for the residence, and function outdoors the residence to deliver for their households.

In building nations the water they drink is usually unsafe, containing bacteria and parasites that trigger continual illness. The lack of secure water has locked lots of ladies into a cycle of poverty. It’s a critical concern of injustice, a single that Healing Waters is functioning to resolve through The Her Initiative.

The Her Initiative provides access to clean water and certain wellness &amp hygiene curriculum to ladies in the building planet. It is an initiative to get women right here supporting women there.

Final Thank You!

Fit for Her MPLS 2019 | Lindsey
Photo Credit: By Rebecca Studios

Once again, thank you to everybody who showed up, supported, contributed, volunteered, and extra! This occasion is so close to and dear to my heart and generally the highlight of my year. THANK YOU!