Sedona AZ (August 30, 2016) – The Sedona Marathon Event, set for February 4, 2017, is proud to announce its recent partnership with Red Canyon Water, which funds water projects for Native Americans who lack access to running water. The partnership has named Red Canyon Water as the official on-course hydration sponsor for the Sedona Marathon Event.
Red Canyon Water supports two very worthy charities that provide safe and clean drinking water to Native Americans. Red Canyon Water donates a total of $.12 for every bottle of water sold to the Navajo Water Project and Running Strong for American Indian Youth’s Clean Water Program. To reduce the impact to the environment, Red Canyon Water uses biodegradable bottles that are also recyclable.
Unfortunately, approximately 40 percent of families on the Navajo Nation lack running water, and the Pine Ridge Reservation is facing similar challenges. Red Canyon Water is helping to fix that by donating six cents per bottle sold to the Navajo Water Project, which funds desperately needed water projects on the Navajo Reservation, and six cents to Running Strong for American Indian Youth, which provides families living on the Pine Ridge Reservation with running water by connecting their homes to existing infrastructure.
“By partnering with the Sedona Marathon Event, the goals for Red Canyon Water are two-fold: to raise awareness about the lack of safe and clean drinking water on Indian reservations throughout the U.S., and to raise funds for the charities through direct donations and the sale of Red Canyon Water,” Red Canyon Water Manager and Co-Owner Ryan Smith said.
Through this mutually beneficial partnership, the Sedona Marathon Event will supply registrants, volunteers and supporters clean drinking water throughout the course on race day. Red Canyon Water can then donate a substantial amount of money to both the Navajo Water Project and Running Strong for American Indian Youth.
To learn more about Red Canyon Water, please visit redcanyonwater.com, or call 800-211-9440.