Shrink for Good

Shrink for Good! A weight loss challenge benefiting @charitywater! http://www.dietbet.com/shrinkforgood #weightloss #challenge #charity

Originally posted on The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.

You’re thirsty. You walk to the kitchen, turn on the faucet, and fill a cup with cold, refreshing water. Or maybe you grab a bottle of water out of the fridge as you run out the door to pick up the kids from soccer.

What if you couldn’t? What if you had to drink water that looks like the glass on the left? What if your children were forced to drink water infested with E. Coli, Salmonella, and nasty organisms, causing sickness and often times, death?

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An average American uses 150 gallons of water a day. The average person in a developing nation struggles to find 5.

We want to change this. Everyone should have access to clean water.

Shrink for Good!

Most of us walk and run simply because we can. We walk miles to get in shape, clear our heads, or lose weight. In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water, with women and children bearing the burden of walking miles and miles each and every day.

What if, by losing excess pounds in a friendly competition, you could ensure that an entire village was provided with access to clean water? Instead of walking miles and miles everyday for water {water that most of us wouldn’t even think of touching} to bring home to their families, women and children could focus on other important factors that we often take for granted — school, jobs, and family.

Lose Weight, Give Water.

We are teaming up with Dietbet to host a charity game; the ante is $25 and 50% of the total pot will go directly to charity: water. Where does the rest of the pot go? It will be split among all participants who lose 4% of their body weight or more! You can use the money to treat yourself, or if you choose, you may also donate your winnings to our cause. Seriously, do it and we’ll give you all the virtual high-fives you can handle!

**Bonus! We will be awarding a $100 Amazon.com gift card to the Dietbetter who loses the biggest percentage of weight in the 4 weeks!

The Shrink for Good charity game begins Monday, May 6th and ends on June 2nd. Sign up here, and make sure you tell all your friends and family about it, too! You’ll be rocking that bikini in no time! {Or at least a tankini…}

We have a special campaign that we will be donating the charity money to… we found this super-cute little boy out on the streets {okay, not really… he’s mine} who is celebrating his 10th birthday this year. He’s pledging his birthday for clean water. No presents, just water. I’m pretty proud that my little man is thinking so far beyond himself. All money donated and raised will be used directly in the field to fund clean water projects through charity: water and all donations are 100% deductible, as always.

View Ashton’s 10th Birthday Campaign!

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You can do it. Choose to change your life and the life of others. Shrink for Good!

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