The World Water month March 2013 will mark UNICEF's 7th annual Tap Project in efforts to raise awareness for the need of a basic human necessity, water. 900 million people globally have little no access to clean water and nearly half of these numbers are children. UNICEF set a goal to reduce the number in half by 2015 with the help of everyone and eventually work towards a goal of making that number ZERO. ONE dollar can provide ONE child with clean water for 40 days.
Nurses along with volunteers from the Los Angeles area will be coming together on March 30th at Balboa Park Sport's Center 9:00AM to participate in the Tap Project Water Walk. Participants will be carrying a gallon of water on the trail symbolizing the children who walk miles to get clean water. In addition, participants will be asked to donate 20 dollars which will go towards UNCIEF's Tap Project and in return participants will receive a t-shirt to wear for the walk. The Water Walk will be lead by nurses who's core values are human dignity, compassion, integrity, leadership, and educating the community. Nurses are leaders in advocating for their patients in making sure their basic human needs are met; therefore, we feel the importance of raising awareness in the community about UNICEF'S Tap Project.
UNICEF's Tap Project is an unique event that stands out from the millions of other events in that anyone and everyone can make a difference in a child's life. I ask that you come out and join me in this cause because you can provide hope for these children to fulfill their dream by allowing them to attend school rather than spending long hours and making dangerous trips to get safe, clean water. In addition, you can save them from diseases acquired from drinking contaminated water. These children deserve the right to access clean water, for water is a basic human need in every day life.