Compete to Carry H2OPE
CrossFit nation, get ready to "Compete to Carry H2OPE" to support MountainChild by raising awareness and financial resources to bring clean water and sustainable development projects to the children of the Himalayas.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Team Event (Teams of 2)
3 WOD Events focused on raising awareness for the children of the Himalayas.
Open to all levels of competitors
100% of proceeds go to MountainChild.org
Prizes awarded to top competitors
Large raffle event full of prizes donated to help support the event
A "Compete to Carry H2OPE" shirt
Raffle ticket (additional tickets available with donation)
MountainChild (www.mountainchild.org) exists for the purpose of raising awareness, resources and financial aid for humanitarian work carried out amongst impoverished children living in the Himalayas. Their origins began in 2000 when short-term exploratory teams traveled to the region to investigate reports of severe medical, social, educational, and environmental challenges facing children living in the Himalayas. Children from these areas are counted fortunate if they live to see their early adolescence and the statistics are staggering; 1 out of 5 deaths of children is due to a water related disease and 24,000 children under the age of five died from water related diseases within Nepal in 2012. MountainChild is urgently working to improve the lives of these children by bringing food, medical aid, education and love to children who have little chance of survival amongst such hostile conditions.
At MountainChild, they are hyper-fanatical about stopping the cycle of suffering. Their passionate mission is all about enabling the mountain child to become a carrier of hope to their people. Five (5) core issues have been identified in MountainChild's pursuit to carry hope to the children of the Himalayas. The five core issues are:
HEALTH | Striving to equip, empower and provide clean water, sanitation, and medicine
TRAFFICKING | Combating the human trafficking industry plaguing the Himalayas
ENVIRONMENT | Environmental issues that affect health and growth
EDUCATION | Providing educational opportunities as they are non-existent
CHILD LABOR | Combating rampant child labor issues
An alarming number of the children living in the Himalayas will die before their eighth birthday. The leading cause of death amongst these children is simple diarrhea and can be directly traced to contaminated drinking water. Limited access to clean water, insufficient sanitation, and poor hygiene worldwide kill 3.6 million people annually. That is more than wars, famine, and AIDS combined. MountainChild is building remote village water treatment facilities together with medical posts in an effort to get crucial medicine and CLEAN WATER in close proximity to those who need it most. 3 in 4 people in Nepal's rural areas also lack adequate sanitation. To combat the issue, regular health and hygiene training workshops are being conducted in remote villages in an effort to educate villagers on the importance of sanitation and clean water. Working together with engineers, trained doctors, and medical professionals, MountainChild is tackling health issues at the source and rescuing children from certain and imminent death.
You can help combat these statistics while participating in a friendly competition and raise money and awareness to bring these children clean water and a chance at life.
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