05 April 2010

Collective Soul and Sam Moore to perform at Dow Live Earth Run for Water

Multi-platinum selling recording artists Collective Soul and special guest the legendary Sam Moore will take part in Live Earth’s 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. Collective Soul, who recently released a self-titled CD, "COLLECTIVE SOUL" and are touring in support of the album and Sam Moore, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame "Soul Man" who served as the inspiration for "The Blues Brothers," will perform live at the Chicago event.

"I'm a long-time environmental advocate and believe strongly that it is our duty as a society and as individuals to preserve our planet and its resources," said Dean Rolland from Collective Soul. "The global water crisis is an environmental issue that affects nearly one billion people, and the Chicago community can help raise awareness and money to help address it."

"I am honored to have been asked to lend my talent to an event that is striving to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children of the world, many of whom have to walk a mile or two each way or more daily to a water station just to keep themselves and their families alive," said Sam Moore. "I love Chicago, it's one of my favorite cities, my wife's a home girl and we're both hoping our friends and family who are here together with every fan of mine, fans of 'The Blues Brothers' and Sam & Dave turn out for the walk on April 18, so we can make a real difference and change lives for the better for so many."

Additional support to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis has been announced by Dierks Bentley, 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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