Mar 31 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jenny Dyer
March 28, 2010
Hope Through Healing Hands Announces
The Water=Hope Campaign in partnership with
The Brad Paisley H2O World Tour 2010
Nashville, TN - Hope Through Healing Hands (HTHH) announces the title of its upcoming campaign for clean, safe water around the world: The Water=Hope Campaign.
Last Monday, March 22, 2010 was World Water Day, a day to draw attention to the one out of five people around the world who lack access to safe drinking water, and Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2010 tour, H2O World Tour presented by Chevy. Hope Through Healing Hands is excited to partner with Brad Paisley and his H20 Tour 2010 with a campaign for clean, safe water.
The Water=Hope Campaign will promote awareness and advocacy for safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene, especially in low-income countries. At each show, HTHH will have a booth to distribute literature and encourage people to learn more about how they can get involved. Prior to the show, fans will have the opportunity to text their donations to support clean water initiatives around the globe.
With donations made to the campaign at each tour stop, HTHH will be digging wells and purifying water here in the U.S. and in some of the areas in the world that are in the most desperate need for clean, safe water.
H2O World Tour will include a "Water World Plaza," sponsored by Sea Ray Boats and Skinny Water, and will turn every city into a water festival. Focal point in the Plaza area will be the "Water World Plaza Stage" featuring emerging new stars Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. The tour extravaganza will open each day at 4:00pm with music starting at 5:00pm. In addition to the music stage there will be multiple water-themed activities - including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, Hope Through Healing Hands' campaign booth, and more.
H2O World Tour will hit more than 75 cities in the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. Chevy is title sponsor for the tour. Special guests for the tour will include Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Appropriately, Paisley's current hit single is "Water," from his American Saturday Night album.
About Hope Through Healing Hands:
Hope Through Healing Hands is a Nashville-based 501(c) (3) that promotes improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. HTHH supports health students and residents to do service and training in underserved clinics around the world. For more information, go to www.hopethroughhealinghands.org.
About Brad Paisley:
Country music superstar Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist, entertainer and member of the Grand Ole Opry. He has earned three GRAMMY's, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards and 13 Country Music Association Awards. Paisley has released eight critically acclaimed studio albums and has accumulated sales of over 10 million units. His most recent album, American Saturday Night, was ranked as TIME magazine's 2009 #1 album of the year in any genre of music. Paisley's most recent #1 single, "American Saturday Night," was his 16th #1 - the last 12 consecutive. Paisley's innovative and entertaining tours have consistently placed in the Top 5 in Pollstar for attendance and his 2009 American Saturday Night tour played to nearly 1.2 million fans in 8 months. Currently Paisley is nominated for four ACM Awards - Entertainer, Male, Album (American Saturday Night) and Video ("Welcome to the Future").