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CSU Students Walk for Water

University Relations // 03.20.2017

In an effort to raise awareness of the global water crisis, CSU students and faculty will join more than 2,500 walkers in Water Mission International’s Walk for Water campaign.  This annual fundraiser seeks to raise money to provide more people around the world access to safe water.

This is the seventh year that Professor of Education, Dr. Linda Karges-Bone, has spearheaded CSU’s involvement.  “It is a privilege to lead students in this effort,” said Karges-Bone. 

One billion people around the globe are without clean drinking water.  Thousands die each day to water borne illnesses.  Approximately 50 students will participate in this year’s walk.  Each walker travels 1.5 miles with an empty bucket, then returns that same distance with water in the bucket.  Last year, CSU raised more than $5,000.  One hundred and eighty-nine teams are entered this year, and CSU is presently the second-largest fund raiser.

The event begins at Riley Park and is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 25.

To join the other walkers, contact Breana Jones at volunteer@csuniv.edu or Karges-Bone at lbone@csuniv.edu.


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.