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1/2 Marathon for Polaris Project

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I am running my first 1/2 marathon in Cambodia this Dec, & I’d like to use this opportunity to raise awareness & funds for Polaris Project.  See more

BENEFITING: Polaris Project

EVENT DATE: Dec 05, 2010

Valerie Ho

THE STORY:

Dear Friends & Family:

When I watched “Trade,” a movie about the thousands of women & children been trafficked across international borders against their will, the fear of being kidnapped in a strange place lingered with me for months. I can’t imagine living my life without feeling safe, fearing at any moment, I would be subject to harm and random acts of violence. Safety is basic human right, one that unfortunately not all women and children have had the luxury of experiencing.

As some of you may know, I am running my first half marathon in Cambodia this December, and I’d like to use this opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Polaris Project (http://www.polarisproject.org/), one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan. Polaris Project serves both citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking and is one of the few organizations that targets all forms of trafficking by conducting victim identification, providing social services to victims, advocating for stronger anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts.

Polaris Project was founded in 2002 by two Brown University alumni. What started as a dinner conversation piece became a full-fledged NGO. Since its founding, Polaris Project has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for its achievements including: Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Marie Claire’s 10 Best Charities, the 2006 Justice for Victims of Crime Award given by the Department of Justice, the DO Something BRICK award, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation Leadership Award 2004, and honors from Lifetime Television, Body Shop, and CNN. It was also awarded the highest rating by Charity Navigator, an online platform that independently evaluates the financial health of American charities. Check it out here: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfmbay=search.summary&orgid=12434

It is my hope that with your support, we can jointly raise $3,200 to make a small contribution to abolishing modern day slavery. Your dollar can go a long way in changing someone’s life – any donation, large or small would be greatly appreciated!

• $50 provides food for a sex trafficking survivor and her children for 1 week
• $120 purchases basic supplies for a survivor receiving crisis services
• $240 houses, clothes and feeds a survivor for a week

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – M. Gandhi

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To This Fundraiser

$6,112

MONEY RAISED
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  • Valerie Ho

    $200

  • JT

    $50

  • C

    $10

  • Joanna

    $15

  • Ro

    $50

  • Andrew

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joyce

    $25

  • Pearly

    $100

  • Eric

    $50

  • Clara & Daan

    $50

  • Dax

    $100

  • Emily Chen

    $50

  • Holly

    $25

  • Luca

    $50

  • Winston Chan

    $130

  • Grace Ng

    $65

  • Sharon Li

    $65

  • Marian Chan

    $65

  • Engineer

    $100

  • Tanya Lee

    $500

  • carrie alexander

    $20

  • Chris Yeh

    $50

  • Philip Ho

    $130

  • christine

    $200

  • Sarah

    $50

  • Margaret Su

    $20

  • Sandy Chou

    $50

  • Aileen Mao

    $120

  • Wui Kiat

    $500

  • Ben and Jamie Tsai

    $200

  • Janet Kim

    $85

  • Jaye

    $50

  • Irene Huang

    $100

  • Allan

    $150

  • Vicky

    $200

  • Michelle

    $100

  • Uncle Mark

    $100

  • Uncle Mark

    $100

  • Serena

    $300

  • Sergio

    $77

  • EGT

    $200

  • Parson Tang

    $51

  • Brietta

    $100

  • Jacqueline

    $50

  • Jen

    $222

  • jc lombard

    $222

  • Drew

    $50

  • Bowen Rd

    $200

  • Elise & Su-Lin

    $300

  • JHan

    $50

  • Louisa

    $40

  • Jenn Set

    $50

  • Thomas Ho

    $200

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122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,112 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Valerie Ho

Amount Raised

$6,112

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yadira Ajo

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Thomas Ho

Thomas Ho

DONATION: $200

Good luck, go fast 6 years ago

Jenn Set

Jenn Set

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Louisa

Louisa

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

JHan

JHan

DONATION: $50

let's run a full marathon next time. 6 years ago

Elise & Su-Lin

Elise & Su-Lin

DONATION: $300

6 years ago

Bowen Rd

Bowen Rd

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Drew

Drew

DONATION: $50

Go Val!! =) 6 years ago

jc lombard

jc lombard

DONATION: $222

6 years ago

Jen

Jen

DONATION: $222

6 years ago

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

DONATION: $50

6 years ago