Student advocated 5K hopes to aid Zambian water needs

By Eli Bolus

Next month the Floyd County community will be doing more to help the world.  A 5K walk will be held in order to raise money to provide clean water for the people of Zambia.

The walk is on May 19 at Sam Peden Community Park on Grant Line Road and begins at 9 a.m.

To register just go to and search, “New Albany’s Run for Water.”  A last-minute registration will also be held at 8 a.m. the morning of the race at Sam Peden.

Freshman Reagan Kurk said she decided to host the race for a multitude of reasons.

“2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation and [unclean water] has been named the number one issue by the World Health Organization.”

For more information about the walk be sure to read the May 18 issue of the Bagpiper.


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