The Need

Nearly 800,000,000 people survive because someone in their household walks an average of 4 miles for unclean water at least daily. Thousands die daily because the water is unsafe. Every aspect of life – work, education, family – is restricted by this reality.

The Solution: YOU!

Sign up to participate on May 2 or donate TODAY. 8 Miles for Water is a local initiative working with World Vision to be part of the solution. Our name comes from the video below, "Walking in Sabina's Shoes."

Register to Participate!

Bucket List

Not what but who is on your bucket list?

Here's how it works:

  • Every person or business that participates and/or donates because of your invitation put their name on your bucket list. Artistic designs are completely welcome, but optional.
  • On the day of our event, May 7, 2016, the top 10 will be listed for two categories: The first category is the amount of participants or donors listed on someone's bucket. The second category is the total amount of money raised by an individual.
  • To be part of the bucket list challenge you do not need to attend our event May 7. Send pictures of your bucket to us at (Facebook & Twitter link above, Email, Pictures can be sent anytime, however if someone would like to be a part of the competition, pictures are due by May 5, 2016.

Start NOW, Start EARLY. How many people can you get to donate and/or participate? Need buckets? Contact us and we would gladly set up a time for you to come and get some buckets. Buckets are free.

May 7, 2016 • LIFTRAINING8233 Forsythia St., #109 • Middleton, WI 53562

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Walking in Sabina’s Shoes

Follow Sabina’s Journey For Water video is one of the inspirations for our 8 Miles for Water event.  The name is directly inspired from her journey.  Please take 13 minutes of your day to witness her journey; it will change the way you view water.

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    Participants may choose the first trip and/or the second trip to the water. Both trips combined equal the full 8 miles.

  • 8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00-9:20 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:20 a.m. First trip to the water. Walk two miles to a stream, fill containers, walk two miles back while carrying 0 to 70 pounds of water.
  • Upon return, Video Presentation with an opportunity to stay or become more involved.
  • Lunch option rice and vegetable mix.
  • 11:00 a.m.-Noon econd trip to the water (staggered start). Walk two miles to a stream, fill containers, walk two miles back while carrying 0 to 70 pounds of water.
  • Upon return Video Presentation with an opportunity to stay or become more involved.
  • Lunch option rice and vegetable mix.
  • Whole Day Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle.
  • 3:00 p.m. Event ends.

Change A Child’s Life.

Is your business, employer, school, club, or organization interested in making an
impact? Consider: corporate sponsorship, business matching, individual
sponsorship, team sponsorship, or being a team captain.

Most Common Question

How much water do I have to carry?

Answer: It is 100% up to you. Many women in Africa carry 70 pounds (8.5 gallons), but the amount you carry is your decision.


When you give a gift toward clean water...

  • You help prevent child disease and death.
  • You help lessen the burden on women and children by reducing the distance to water sources.
  • You provide hygiene education and sanitation facilities.

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Our family became involved with World Vision five years ago when someone asked us. “Do you want to sponsor a child?”

We knew the impact for our sponsor child (clean water, medication, food, clothing) but we had no idea of the impact it would have on our family. World Vision has helped regenerate our faith and has affected nearly all aspects of our lives.

We live and own a small business in Middleton. Along with many of our friends in the Madison area, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and in yours by participating in the 8 Miles For Water Event. Would you join us in the fight against unclean water?

God Bless. Craig and Mara Wyttenbach Family.

Registration Form

Who is World Vision?

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.