BENEFITING: LIBERATION IN NORTH KOREA
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I'm running the 2012 NYC Marathon on November 4th to raise $2,500, which is how much it costs to rescue a North Korean hiding in China. Tens of thousands of North Koreans have left behind their families and homes, fleeing because of extreme economic hardships, political and religious persecution, and a denial of basic freedoms. They go into China, where they have to live in hiding because of an agreement between the Chinese and North Korean governments to forcibly repatriate those who have crossed without permission. Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) helps them escape China without cost or condition and settle in a country where they’re safe and free.
To date, LiNK has helped rescue 122 North Korean refugees.