Recent Ottawa Graduate joins WaterCan’s National Ambassador,
Ben Mulroney on KILIMANJARO CLIMB FOR LIFE Raising Awareness about Global Water Crisis.

The Kilimanjaro Climb for Life—scheduled for October 12 to 26, 2012—will challenge brave Canadians to scale Africa's renowned mountain, which towers 19,341 feet above sea level.

https://give.watercan.com/climb

Joining eTalk's Ben Mulroney in the climb is Ottawa-based Brittany Moorcroft who will embark on this adventure before starting post-university life.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is not a typical 22 year-old’s first choice for a trip to mark the end of university life, but Brittany is also not your typical 22 year-old. “Before I start the next part of my life I want to be able to say I did something I really cared about—not because I was being paid and not because anyone wanted me to, but because I craved the challenge and followed my passion.” When Brittany learnt of the opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro, to raise awareness and money to bring clean water to African villages, she didn’t hesitate to sign-up as it combines her love of adventure and a desire to make a positive contribution to the world.

As an avid athlete—yogi and climber—Brittany attributes her ability to accomplish these activities to good health, fueled by access to clean drinking water. Not everyone shares this privilege. Worldwide nearly 800 million continue to lack access to clean drinking water, resulting in poor health and the needless deaths of millions each year.

Brittany is reaching out to her community for support in raising $5,000 towards WaterCan's fundraising goals. Funds raised will help to support WaterCan’s work to provide communities in eastern Africa with access to clean drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

The public is invited to join “Warriors for Water: Charity Yoga in the Park” in support of Brittany’s campaign efforts:

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 7pm
Location: Orleans Ridge Park, 364 Kennedy Lane East, Ottawa
Donation: $5
Kids and Pets Welcome
Certified yoga instructor Dana Wemyss will lead participants through a gentle fluid hatha practice.

Brittany Moorcroft and Ben Mulroney join a team of 22 Canadians on this extraordinary journey up Kilimanjaro. Says WaterCan Executive Director, George Yap, "This team—comprising industry leaders, TV personalities and adventurous concerned citizens—will serve as an inspiring example of Canada's global reputation as a dynamic and forward-thinking nation.”

Through WaterCan's mobile fundraising initiative, people can text H20 to 45678 to donate $10 towards Brittany’s Personal Fundraising Page: http://give.watercan.com/goto/Brittany

Brittany’s Kilimanjaro Blog: http://kiliclimbforlife.tumblr.com/


ABOUT WATERCAN (www.WaterCan.com)

Since 1987, WaterCan—a Canadian charity—has been working hard to remedy the frequently overlooked water and sanitation crisis. With the help of generous Canadians, WaterCan introduces sustainable, long-term water, sanitation, and hygiene education programs to communities in need. In the 25 years since WaterCan was founded, more than 1.2 million children, women, and men in the world's most impoverished regions have gained access to clean water through its programs—a key step in the process of building healthy and efficient communities.


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