25 March 2010

Country music star Dierks Bentley joins Dow Live Earth Run for Water

Country music star Dierks Bentley will take part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, the largest global water initiative in history working to combat the worldwide water crisis.

The Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run and walks concluding with water education villages and live musical performances. The events will take place in 100 cities in 50 countries on April 18. Bentley will perform live at Lake Nokomis for the event taking place in Minneapolis.

"I'm looking forward to this event and helping bring attention to the global water crisis," said 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."

Additional support to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis has been announced by Rob Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, Carl Lewis, Kara Goucher and Jenny Fletcher.

Funds raised through the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will benefit Global Water Challenge in its efforts to bring safe drinking water to millions of people around the world.

"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.

For more information about the Dow Live Earth Run for Water visit www.liveearth.org.

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