We stumbled across this on the Columbia blog, 22-year old Katie Spotz has a penchant for endurance sports, but her most recent undertaking, Row For Water, tops them all. Katie rowed across the Atlantic, solo, in order to raise money and awareness for clean water access. In doing so, she became the youngest person to ever row across an ocean. What’s more, she rowed from Africa to South America, a difficult route that does not benefit from the prevailing trade winds. Nice work Katie. We’re glad you’re out there.
The organization Katie’s project benefited is the Blue Planet Run Foundation. A San Francisco based non-profit, Blue Planet Run funds safe drinking water projects for the billion people around the world in need of clean water. Unsafe drinking water is the world’s leading cause of sickness and disease, but it is a solvable problem.