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470: Scott Harrison | Give up Your Birthday

470: Scott Harrison | Give up Your Birthday

Scott Harrison (@scottharrison) has convinced 17,000 people to give up their birthday presents in order to raise $9 million for people who need access to clean, safe water in developing countries. But his goals are far more ambitious...
The Cheat Sheet:

While most Americans take access to clean water for granted, 663 million people (nearly 1 in 10 people in the world) live without it.
Without clean water, people suffer from countless health problems (like diseases, parasites, and tumors), a lack of education (especially teenage girls who have to take a week off of school every month for lack of washrooms), and a lack of income (especially women who have to spend hours every day traveling to gather it).
On a soul-searching trip to Africa, ex-club promoter Scott Harrison started charity: water to help bring clean water to these suffering millions -- because he witnessed firsthand what happens to people without it.
A six-year-old named Lory gave up his birthday presents one year, asking

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