By Tim Saunders on
Charity:Water was established by Scott Harrison, a Manhattan party promoter, in 2006. While on a freelance photography trip in Africa, Harrison was shocked to see victims of contaminated water suffering long and painful deaths.
“I had been selling $350 bottles of Grey Goose vodka at clubs, and here were 5,000 people, some who had come from neighboring countries to see a doctor,” Harrison told Bloomberg. “I was devastated.”
Committee Chairs for this year’s event include Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Modine. Guests will be asked to walk a fraction of the distance an average person in Africa might walk each day to get fresh water, to experience the burden that millions of people face. Each time a person walks, a group of sponsors will donate towards a well.
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