New Lenox, IL, USA – August 12, 2021 – VitaLife is proud to sponsor and host the first annual Water For Life 5k Run in New Lenox, IL. In association with Willow Creek Community Church, VitaLife is raising money to build new wells in desperate areas of South Africa. In South Africa, “Water is life” is a common phrase and families are forced to make a tough choice every day between providing water for their children or for their animals that provide food for their families. Every one who registers for the “Water for Life’ 5K will provide a water filter for an entire family. The goal is to raise enough money to build two clean water wells, providing a permanent source of clean water to entire communities.
Vitalife is dedicated to helping provide clean water to South Africa, where women and girls are responsible for transporting the water. They spend 5 to 6 hours a day carrying 5-gallon buckets several miles each day, taking time away from education as well as putting them in danger on these long walks to and from water sources. Even in areas where they have access to water, the drinking water is collected from polluted sources. Waterborne disease is the leading cause of death in young children in Africa. These new wells provide the opportunity to save lives by preventing these waterborne diseases. $8,000 pays for an entire well, 10-foot tower, 10,000-liter tank, and multiple spigots. This is enough to supply a community as a whole with a permanent source of clean water.
A $1,000 donation purchases a 10,000-liter water tank, and every $25 donation provides a water filter for one family. “With the generous contributions and participation from this 5k, VitaLife hopes to raise enough money to build two wells this year,” says Davis Jasper, owner of Vitalife. “Please join us on this quest to look beyond our own backyard and bring clean water to those in need.”
Watch this video for more information about building wells in South Africa – https://youtu.be/lDSoMJ5Qaog.
Registering before August 15th will save participants $15 off the registration cost, while registration after that will save runners $10. Registration will also be available on the day of for the full price of $40.
Packet pickup takes place on Friday (September 3rd) at the VitaLife main office or day-of-race location starting at 7 AM.
For further inquiries, contact the Director of Operations, Mickey Minter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Davis Jaspers
Davis Jaspers is the founder of VitaLife, a weight loss company that has helped countless people lose 40lbs of fat in 40 days. Having struggled with his weight from a young age, he decided to change his way of eating and approach to life, ultimately losing 50 pounds and gaining a life of vitality.
Before even graduating college Davis caught the entrepreneurial bug and has since started six different companies in 4 various fields. VitaLife is his pride and joy; being picked up on ABC7 Chicago’s “Windy City Live,” Davis has co-hosted several health segments over the past two years. He also hosts a local radio show, “Life with Vitality,” every Tuesday morning on 1340 WJOL. Now, his program is licensed to 30 different locations around the country. Davis contributes his success to his passion for helping others transform their lives.