One Drop walk in Las Vegas to raise awareness about lack of water

Help turn the Las Vegas Strip blue this weekend and help raise awareness for the millions of women and girls who are forced to walk miles and risk their lives to haul water to their families.

Nonprofit organization One Drop is organizing the Oct. 5 charity walk, which starts at 8 a.m. at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and ends 5.6 miles later at Mandalay Bay.

Courtesy: One Drop Foundation

All walkers will receive a blue One Drop shirt to draw attention to the importance of accessible water and water conservation. One Drop is an initiative of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin and Springs Preserve Trustee Jenna Morton will lead the walkers.

“Imagine if every day, instead of going to work or to school, you had to walk miles to a muddy creek or contaminated pond just to make sure your family could have a glass of water,” said Griffin, Walk for Water’s co-chair. “On Oct. 5, join us as we turn awareness into action walking 5.6 miles in their shoes.”

Following the walk, participants will be treated to a finishing line ceremony.

Those interested in walking the Strip as part of the global initiative can register online or by calling (702) 778-3772. The entry fee is $25.