Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley is heading to Minneapolis to do his part for safe, clean drinking water. The singer will join forces with Live Earth and Life Time Fitness and take part in the Minneapolis leg of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, the largest global water initiative in history aimed at helping solve the world water crisis. Bentley will perform at the event, which takes place at Lake Nokomis.
The largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances.
“I’m looking forward to this event and helping bring attention to the global water crisis,” says Bentley. “The run/walks that are happening on the same day across the world are a great reminder that we are all connected and that we are all responsible for helping each other. I’ve always loved playing in Minneapolis…lots of country music fans there, and I’m excited to be part of this historic event.”
On April 18, the events will take place in 100 cities across 50 countries around the world to raise awareness and funds. Rob Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau, track stars Carl Lewis and Kara Goucher and tri-athlete Jenny Fletcher are among the celebrities who will support the events. Additional artist announcements for events taking place in Chicago and New York are coming soon.
Funds raised from the events will benefit Global Water Challenge, a coalition of non profit organizations working to bring clean, safe drinking water to millions of people worldwide. This includes innovative projects that provide clean drinking water to communities in Haiti, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.
“The money raised from these events will help thousands of people in the developing world get access to clean drinking water. We look forward to investing these funds and impacting lives.” said Paul Faeth, President of Global Water Challenge.
You can find more information about the Dow Live Earth Run for Water here.