Wheels For Wells Announces 2012 Ride Dates. July 8th – July 14th 2012

Nags Head, NC – Ocean City, NJ July 8th – July 14th 2012

  • May 5th: A Walk for Wells 5K

    Written by Christopher Carr on Friday, March, 30th, 2012

    Walk for Wells 5K

    Every mile matters because every drop counts!

    Philadelphia, Pa March 26, 2012- Compassion Corps, a local non-profit organization intent on alleviating suffering and advancing development in northern Africa (www.compassion-corps.com), is proud to announce a fundraising event, a Walk for Wells, to support the cause of clean water for Africa. The Walk for Wells will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Bellevue State Park in Delaware.

    Come get some exercise and support a great cause!

    As a “sister event” to the Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Cycling Tour (a division of Compassion Corps), this 5k Run/Walk is intended to help raise both awareness and funds that will be used to provide clean drinking water in poverty-stricken and war-ravaged areas of Africa.

    A child dies every 20 seconds from a water-related illness, and women spend 200 million hours a day collecting water for their families (water.org). Clean water is something that we take for granted, but the reality is that millions of people globally still do not have access to this basic necessity.

    “We expect that this event will not only raise funds that will help us install wells, but that it will also be a great way to raise awareness in our community about the global water crisis,” says Compassion Corps director, Jan Bean. In fact, there are even several participants who have committed to running or walking parts of the route carrying large containers of water on their heads to simulate the exhausting work that women all over the world endure each day as they travel many miles on foot to bring back water to their villages.

    Women walk for miles to bring water back to their families

    Compassion Corps encourages anyone who is local and interested in supporting this cause to register for the Walk for Wells event. The 5K will include chip timing, so participants can run competitively and receive prizes for placing or simply come to enjoy a casual walk in the park and support a great cause. Registration is now open and you can register two ways. Go online to www.runtheday.com. Click on “Find a Run” and locate the walk under the May 5th date in order to read more details about the event and register online. Or send an email to Beth McMillen at bmcmillen@compassion-corps.com and register through Compassion Corps.

    Sponsors are also needed to cover the cost of this event. If you or your company is interested in partnering with this mission, please contact Beth McMillen at bmcmillen@compassion-corps.com.Your participation in the Walk for Wells will make a lasting impact as we work together to end the water crisis. Every mile matters because every drop counts!

  • Finally Here!

    Written by Christopher Carr on Monday, August, 1st, 2011

    After 2 years of planning, praying, hoping, and working, Wheels for Wells has taken off. Ten riders have taken the challenge and are riding to bring life….WATER…to Africa. The route takes them from Nags Head, NC, to Ocean City, NJ. They have completed DAY 1 in fantastic fashion and have succeeded in raising close to $20,000 in funds that will go directly to putting wells and water systems into some desperately needy places in Africa. We are humbled and grateful for every rider, every volunteer, and every donor that has made this dream come to reality. If you would like to be a part of this important event, visit you can donate online HERE.

    Our awesome team of riders consists of Clare & Mark Ostreicher, Jacqui Hickey, Katie Yori, Dan Naylor, Chris Carr, Caleb Derby, Austin Davco, Craig  Anderson, and Ben Ruegsegger.

Wheels For Wells is a division of Compassion Corps
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