Walk/Run for Water

Photo of child drinking from pipe Each year, the HGHRP raises funds to support Water for South Sudan through its Walk for Water and other special events. We are proud to support Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan, who is also a graduate of MCC and a member of the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame! To date, our efforts have raised nearly $60,000 in order to build fresh water wells in South Sudan. Wells were dedicated in MCC’s name in 2010 and 2015. Thank you for walking with us and helping us change lives in South Sudan!

Join us for two special opportunities to support Water for South Sudan through the HGHRP!

8th Annual Walk for Water in South Sudan
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Registration: 9:30 am; walk begins at 10 am rain or shine!
MCC's Stabins Physical Education Complex
Parking available in Lot G
To register, stop by the HGHRP office at 3-138K, or register at the door. Prizes for top fundraisers! 
Donate online

Event Poster
Middle School Poster Version

Special note for Middle School Teachers, Parents and Students: The school that raises the most money at the 5K Walk for Water on Oct. 3 will personally meet Salva Dut and Author Linda Sue Park later this fall! 

A Conversation with Salva Dut & Linda Sue Park -- POSTPONED
Featuring special guests Salva Dut and Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and Author of A Long Walk to Water
Please check back for details next semester.

Why take action and help change lives in South Sudan?
Photo of Sulva Dut Each day, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese walk for hours through desert to collect water. The water they drink is often contaminated with parasites and bacteria and, as a result, disease runs rampant throughout greater East Africa. Water for South Sudan drills wells that provide clean drinking water for the thirsty. This effort helps to prevent disease and stabilize villages… and lives.

According to MCC alumnus Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan, “The challenge is enormous to those of us who uphold the sanctity of human life Photo of villagers with Water for Sudan sign and the moral imperative to provide water to the thirsty. Fresh water is absolute requirement for a community's health. It is a stable developmental platform on which a community can build its future. It is, in short, life.

Support Water for South Sudan through the HGHRP. Send your gift to the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights project at MCC, Attn: Sharon Scurlock, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, N.Y., 14623 or give online

Photo of Sulva Dut at a pump