World Vision Global 6K For Water raises over $14,500

6K Starter Line

Canada Day provided ideal weather for the Three Hills Community Church Service, at Anderson Park, and the World Vision Global 6K For Water.

Organizers report that about 800 people enjoyed the 10 am church service, hosted by the Three Hills Ministerial. The freewill offering of $3,185.90 went directly to the World Vision 6K total. Prior to the July 1 service, a Good Friday Community Service offering of $3,450.90 was contributed to the 6K. About 125 people participated in the 6K Walk/Run for Water raising an additional $7,000 in pledges, bringing the total to $14,546.80. According to organizers, the official Three Hills total will not be complete for about one week.

The rain held off until 3:30 pm, giving families plenty of time to enjoy a complimentary lunch at the park.

The crowd cheered as the 6K participants crossed the finish line.

Melvin Wright, 87 years of age, completed the walk in three hours and 26 minutes. Melvin is a veteran of walks for a cause including cancer research and most recently, Multiple Sclerosis. He also raises funds for numerous worthy causes helping the less fortunate, children and those who face physical challenges.

The fastest time of the 6K went to Marcus Brown with a time of 25 minutes and 50 seconds. Medals commemorating the Global World Vision 6K for Water were presented to each person completing the route.