In an effort to raise awareness and pay tribute to the millions of women and children – particularly girls – worldwide who spend several hours collecting safe water every day, One Drop hosted its second annual Walk for Water on Saturday.
Honorary co-chairs UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin and Springs Preserve Board of Trustees Vice Chair Jenna Morton led approximately 500 walkers on a 5.6 mile journey down the Las Vegas Strip.
A celebration ceremony was held at the northeast parking lot of Mandalay Bay to greet walkers after their trek from South Point earlier in the morning. Mayor Carolyn Goodman, One Drop’s CEO Catherine B. Bachand, Cirque’s Senior Vice President of Resident Shows Jerry Nadal and President of Mandalay Bay Chuck Bowling addressed the walkers, and officially proclaimed Oct. 5, 2013, as One Drop Walk for Water Day. Multiple artists from Cirque du Soleil kept the celebration going, as live music and a children’s circus tent provided entertainment through the afternoon.