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I have a love affair with strength training, something about progressing in my weights, getting stronger and pushing my muscles to the max is really one of my favorite ways to workout. Lifting weights for me however is fun, it’s a hobby and an activity, something that gives me pleasure.
However, there are so many women in countries around the world that have to carry a lot of weight just to be able to survive the day. These women live so far away from clean water sources that they have to walk up to 3 hours to get water and have to carry forty pounds of water for miles back to their villages on a daily basis; water that’s often contaminated. They often walk miles hauling 40-pound Jerry Cans and as a result, girls can’t go to school because they are spending most of their day getting water.
charity: water is a non-profit organization that brings clean, safe water to people in developing countries around the world. 100% of public donations go directly to funding sustainable water solutions in areas with the greatest need. 663 million people around the world lack access to one of life’s most basic needs: clean and safe water.
Emergen-C has a long history of giving back. The brand has donated to a wide variety of causes that have benefited both the community and the environment, including causes that support breast cancer awareness and research; improvement of the nation’s water quality, vitamin A for children that lack access in developing countries; and poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world.
Emergen-C gives because the company believes that we all have the power to make the world a better place. Access to clean water transforms lives: it improves health, enhances education opportunity, and empowers women in developing countries.
Clean drinking water is at the core of the Emergen-C product experience, so the partnership with charity: water was the perfect match. On World Water Day (March 22, 2016) Emergen-C and charity: water are kicking off a consumer challenge to demonstrate the burden that people in developing countries have to carry on a daily basis.
YOU can help! Upload a picture holding 40 pounds of anything found around the house, and you are easily helping to “lift the burden” these women and girls face each day. Upload the photo to Instagram and Twitter with [#40Pounds], tag @EmergenC and extend the challenge to friends or family members by tagging them as well! For every photo uploaded, Emergen-C is donating [$5] to charity: water to help bring clean water sources to Ethiopia. Pretty easy right?
Visit http://www.emergenctransforms.com/ to learn more about how to help lift the burden. Participants’ photos will be streamed on this website so everyone can see how you’re contributing!