The purpose of the World’s Largest Tread-A-Thon® on May 15th is to celebrate
International Water Safety Day.
Water Safety is real. It is important and Drowning is Preventable.
As we are in some very strange times right now- the Colin’s Hope Athletes are committed to our role as Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Ambassadors. We know that EVERYONE, regardless of your age, race, socioeconomic status, gender, or even swimming ability can drown… even US.
Why do we do all of this?
Because drowning is the #1 cause of unintentional injury-related death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1-14, yet drowning is preventable.
Texas lost 81 children to FATAL, PREVENTABLE Drowning in 2020 in all kinds of water- pools, bathtubs, ponds, buckets, beaches, lakes, and rivers, while 5x as many (and their families) survived a non-fatal drowning. That number should be ZERO! As of today, April 6th), we have already lost at least 7 Texas children to PREVENTABLE drowning.
What does Colin’s Hope do with the funds raised?
Colin’s Hope uses the funds raised by Athlete Ambassadors to educate parents/caregivers and children to be safer around the water all year round through proven programs. They distribute 75,000 water safety education cards each year, sponsor swim lessons and water safety education lessons, stock life jacket loaner stations and serves in leadership positions locally, state and nationwide. The work that Colin’s Hope does ABSOLUTELY saves lives, changes behaviors to be safer around water and prevents drownings. If we continue this work, we CAN END DROWNING.
How can YOU help?
We invite you to be part of our team, join this journey to prevent drowning:
- Cheer us on.
- Make a donation of any amount to support Team Colin’s Hope (75%) and the International Water Safety Foundation (25%).
Together, we will do this in honor of Colin and all of the children lost to a fatal drowning and those who have survived a non-fatal drowning and their families.
Thank you and has Colin used to say—Have the Best Day Ever!
Team Colin’s Hope Treaders