Walk to Quench the Thirsty
Every Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of Sacramentans run and walk to fight hunger in our community. I myself have run in the Run to Feed the Hungry. I wear the shirt proudly.
But it isn't just hungry people who suffer in Sacramento. Every day, all around us, people get thirsty. Maybe it is the heat, maybe it is just an natural craving for something to drink, but no matter the cause, it is up to us to take action to end thirst.
The first annual Walk to Quench the Thirsty is tomorrow. The registration table is at 20th and Jay. Bring running shoes and athletic gear, come get a race number, and walk our pub route, battling thirst at every stop.
Update 8/13: "If you aren't drinking, you're dehydrating." - Stephen M.
The first annual Walk to Quench the Thirsty went well. I had thought of the WtQtT as a big, citywide race, with refreshment tables and a party at the finish line and everything. But I didn't put in enough work to pull it off. Still, about a dozen activists went out to eliminate local thirst. Our philosophy was "lead by doing" and I think we set a pretty good example for our friends and neighbors. The race numbers got lots of attention; other groups were happy to put on numbers and commit to doing their part to end thirst. It was very fun, and the second annual will be even funner.
Anand thought of it first.
Grady drew that picture.
Also, mark your calendars. Pie Contest will be on September 17th.