“EVERYONE SOIREE” Commemorates Water For People's Game-Changing Everyone Commitment

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Speeches by Water For People’s Skoll Award-winning CEO Ned Breslin, Adventurer Jake Norton, and Board President Elisa Speranza, Calling for Clean and Safe Water for All

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WHO –    Water For People is a non-profit international development organization dedicated to helping people gain access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation.

WHAT –    The “Everyone Soiree,” an evening of dynamic conversation, art and music, sponsored by CH2M HILL and RedLine. Guests will learn about Water For People’s innovative approach to reach EVERYONE, meaning every family, school, and clinic, to provide access to sustainable safe water and sanitation resources. The event is one of many where Water For People will introduce the Everyone Commitment.

ABOUT –    The evening will showcase Water For People in Design for the Other 90%. The exhibition highlights solutions to reducing poverty and improving quality of life. Water For People is also presenting an arbor loo in Sustainability Park, inviting visitors to learn about water and sanitation issues and opportunities.

Jake Norton, renowned climber and co-founder of Challenge21, will describe his incredible goal to summit Mt. Stanley, and raise $2.1 million over the next 3-4 years by engaging 2.1 million people, all to support the Everyone movement. His ascent will begin on August 16th.

WHEN –    Friday, July 15, 2011
5:30 pm – Media check in
6:00 pm – Event begins
6:30 – 7:15 pm & after 8 pm – Interviews
7:20 pm – 25-minute program & speeches
9:00 pm – End
Media may RSVP to wfp(at)sunshinesachs(dot)com.

From July 8 – Sept. 24, the exhibition is open to the public with a $5 fee, free to children under 5. Season passes are $25, available at Design90Denver.org.

WHERE –    RedLine; 2350 Arapahoe Street; Denver, CO. Sustainability Park is located one block from RedLine.

MORE – Water For People is a non-profit international development organization dedicated to helping people in developing countries gain access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation. Water For People’s entrepreneurial approach establishes partnerships between local and national governments, nongovernment organizations, private enterprise, and entrepreneurs to create self-managed safe water and sanitation services that last over time. Water For People works to reach everyone with sustainable services in the areas where it operates and monitors development for at least 10 years post project completion. To learn more, visit WaterForPeople.org. Sign the Everyone Commitment at WaterForPeople.org/Everyone.

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Amelia Gingold and Marissa Feinberg