Make Steve run a lot
…for the Flint water crisis!
In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan changed the source of their drinking water from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the ill-treated and leaded water of the Flint River, as a cost-cutting measure. Current estimates are over 100,000 people exposed to water containing lead in levels above the acceptable or tolerable levels. Early 2017 saw city officials claim that lead levels reached acceptable levels though some would argue that any amount of lead is too much for families in a modern, first-world country, and I would agree.
As a result, I decided to run to raise money for the United Way of Genesee County, an organization on the ground in Flint providing bottled water for affected residents. In the end, 25 backers with an average of $58.00 per mile (with 65.17 miles run) resulted in over $3,700 going straight to the people of Flint, Michigan.
Total funds raised for the United Way of Genesee County in Michigan, to mitigate the effects of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Total miles run in the month of June, 2018