3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS Recap + Funding a Clean Water Project in Guatemala

Recapping my favorite event of the year, Fit For Her MPLS; we raised over $16,000 to fully fund a clean water project in partnership The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International

3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS Feature
photo credit: a.m. photography

I know this post is way overdue as it’s been over a month since the 3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS, a fitness fundraising event to get women here supporting women there. But I’m still doing a happy dance every time I reflect back to the event. So let’s quickly relive the day {watch the video below}.

3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS

Video Credit: Meghan Bakken of Story Bloom Videography

In November of 2017 I had the privillage of traveling to the Dominican Republic with The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International.  Witnessing the life-changing difference clean water brings to communities in need brought a whole new meaning to what Fit for Her MPLS was all about. 

While traveling in the back of bus after leaving a clean water site in the Dominican, The Real Food RDs and I decided we wanted to help fully fund a clean water project. In other words, we committed to raising $15,000.

Trip for Her with The Her Initiative

And I still can’t believe we reached, and exceeded our goal, raising $16,040 to fully fund a water project in partnership with The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International!

The Real Food RDs and I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who showed up, supported, and contributed to helping reach and exceed goal! We owe a special thank you to our main event sponsor Made In Nature.

Made In Nature Figgy Pops

With the $16,040 we’ll be inaugurating a clean water project site for a community in need in Guatemala {targeting inauguration in June 2018, but we are still working on the logistics so be sure to follow @therealfoodrds and @nourishmovelove as we’ll be sure to share our upcoming travels to the site}. 

Again, we cannot thank our event sponsors, vendors, participants, and volunteers enough! I hope everyone who contributed to the 3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS event knows just how great of an impact they’ve made. This clean water project will continue to make waves, creating positive change in the lives of women and children in Guatemala for years to come. 

3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS Workout
photo credit: a.m. photography

3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS Event Sponsors + Vendors

Show our sponsors and vendors some love by visiting their sites below.

Fit For Her MPLS Sponsors
photo credits: a.m. photography

Fit For Her MPLS Water Project Inauguration 

As mentioned above, we are hoping to inaugurate a clean water site in Guatemala in June 2018…stay tuned for details.

That said, there are still 1.8 billion people in the world drinking dirty water. There’s clearly a need for more clean water sites throughout the world. If you’d like to contribute to ending the global water crisis you can learn more by visiting The Her Initiative and Healing Waters International.

When you give $25 a month for a year to the her initiative, you will provide 25 women and children with access to safe, clean water and vital health & hygiene education. That means over the course of a year, you can transform the lives of 25 women!

Trip for Her Clean Water System

Final Thank You!

Again, thank you to everyone who showed up, supported, contributed, volunteered, and more! This event is so near and dear to my heart and always the highlight of my year. I wish I could take everyone from the event to Guatemala with us to show you just how much you’re making a difference!

The Real Food RDs and I are already looking forward to planning next year’s event!

Thank you! xo-Lindsey

3rd Annual Fit For Her MPLS
photo credits: a.m. photography

About The Her Initiative + Healing Waters International 

Women are the leaders of their communities. They bear and raise the children, care for the home, and work outside the home to provide for their families.

In developing countries the water they drink is often unsafe, containing bacteria and parasites that cause constant illness. The lack of safe water has locked many women into a cycle of poverty. It’s a serious issue of injustice, one that Healing Waters is working to solve through The Her Initiative.

The Her Initiative provides access to clean water and specific health & hygiene curriculum to women in the developing world. It is an initiative to get women here supporting women there.

 

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