Best Prize Life Has To Offer

  • August 17, 2015
  • INK Team

One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from good ole Teddy Roosevelt: “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” No matter what field you work in, it’s important to find that element of the job that doesn’t feel like work at all. You give it your all, not because you have to, but because it feels good.

Working with the Gazelle Foundation has been one of those experiences for me. The Austin-based charity was formed in 2006 by Gilbert Tuhabonye and its mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Burundi by providing access to clean water.

The work this organization is doing impacts the lives of families, kids, and the elderly, who have to travel, usually on foot, several miles every day just to get water for life’s most basic needs – drinking, bathing, and cooking. Working with the Gazelle Foundation has opened my eyes to the world we live in and how impactful our collective efforts can be.

The Gazelle Foundation’s biggest fundraiser, Run for the Water, is taking place on November 1, 2015 and part of our goal here at INK is to help drive registration for the race through a registration rally on August 26, 2015. Run for the Water will be promoting a full day of registrations through their Twitter and Facebook accounts in hopes to get 45 registrants in one day. Participation is open to everyone, whether you’re in Austin and want to take a run downtown, in New York and want to participate in the Global Run, or if running just isn’t your thing – don’t fret – starting a team to fundraise is also an amazing way to give back to the Gazelle Foundation.

So mark your calendars for August 26, bookmark this link:, and invite your co-workers, family, friends and kids to participate in the run that’s changing lives. Every single registration provides one person in Burundi water for LIFE.

Working with this foundation has been a life-changing experience for me, and I hope you will check it out! I promise you won’t regret it.

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