Nestle Waters North America Donates to One Fund Boston

STAMFORD, Conn. — Sunday, June 30 marks the last leg of the One Run for Boston relay, a 3,300-mile relay race where individuals across the country registered to run and dedicate their time to raise money for The One Fund, which was created to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon.  Nestle Waters North America’s portfolio of regional spring water brands, which includes the regional North East brand, Poland Spring, has helped keep runners hydrated with 100 percent natural spring water across 14 states during the relay over the past three weeks, which kicked off at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 7.  To celebrate the end of the relay, and honor those affected by the tragedy in Boston, NWNA is making a donation to the One Fund Boston in support of those victims affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

The last leg of the One Run for Boston relay begins this Sunday at Mile 19.5 of the historic Boston Athletic Association’s Boston Marathon course, where the Poland Spring Hydration Zone is stationed during the running of the Boston Marathon.  Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, sourced from carefully selected natural springs, has supported various running events, including some in Boston, for more than 12 years.

“We are honored to be the official bottled water sponsor for the One Run for Boston relay,” says Angela Barile, Group Marketing Manager, Regional Spring Waters.  “Poland Spring has been a part of the Boston Marathon for more than a decaede, supporting and hydrating participants, and April 15, 2013 is a day we will all remember for years to come.  Making a donation in support of The One Fund for Boston is our way to recognize and help support those affected during their time of recovery and renewal.”

One Run for Boston was organized by Danny Bent, Kate Treleavan and Jamie Hay all living in the United Kingdom and who share an ambition to make the world a better place.  With a passion for running and supporting causes, they’ve organized a 9,000 mile bike ride from London to India, an 8,000 mile non-stop running relay around the UK and produced human rights documentaries amongst other adventures.  After hearing about the devastating event that took place in Boston on April 15, they set out to unite runners for Boston and raise money for The One Fund.

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About Nestle Waters North America

With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water segment, Nestle Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S., distributes three international brands of water, produces Nestle® Pure Life®, its nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, added ready-to-drink iced teas. The company’s dedication to quality products, employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestle Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.

About Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)

Established in 1887 and now in its 125th Anniversary year, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, along with the international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. The 117th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013. Nearly 50,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2013.