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Run for a Survivor - Hamptons Marathon - SEPT 24TH 2011

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Teresa Escobar via Crowdrise
August 24, 2011

BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

ORGANIZER: Somaly Mam Foundation

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2011

Teresa Escobar

THE STORY:

Somali Mam Foundation: Envisioning a world where women and children are safe from slavery.

Hey Everyone!

  I am registered to run the Hamptons marathon on September 24th   http://www.hamptonsmarathon.com --this will be my first marathon. I am running this race with the The Somaly Mam foundation charity team. The Somaly Mam foundation is an amazing nonprofit public charity that raises awareness and funds to combat human trafficking and sex slavery. Being part of this team means that I will be paired with a little girl who has survived sexual slavery. The funds raised will be used to give these girls a voice and to empower them. I'm not only excited, but truly honored to be able to run for this survivor. I hope you can not only support me, but this great cause!

 

With the vision and leadership of world renowned Cambodian activist, Somaly Mam, the foundation focuses on eradicating the root of human trafficking. The mission is to give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity.

Human trafficking is perpetrated in every country, rich or poor, and is the second largest, fastest growing organized crime in the world. Free the Slaves estimates that there are currently 27 million people toiling as modern day slaves around the globe.

Individuals are promised jobs in another country, and when they arrive find that they must labor endless hours for no pay. Schoolgirls are coerced into sexual slavery by pimps posing as caring boyfriends. Women and children are sold to brothels, and threatened with violence or death if they try to escape.

This is 21st century slavery.

The Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) is working around the world to end these atrocities through direct services for victims, advocacy, and outreach.

SMF knows that this global crisis necessitates a global response. Examples of how SMF has helped include:

  • In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, a grant was given to The Restavek Foundation, which works to end the all too common practice of child slavery in Haiti.

  • In Australia, SMF works with a group called Project Futures to raise awareness of modern day slavery in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

  • The foundation supports survivor rescue, shelter and rehabilitation programs globally with a special focus on Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls, some as young as five, is a widespread practice.

  • The Somaly Mam Foundation also runs awareness and advocacy campaigns in North America and around the world that shed light on the crime of human trafficking and focus on getting the public and governments involved in the fight to abolish modern day slavery.

These sorts of partnerships are essential to ending the trafficking of human beings, and form an important element of SMF’s approach.

Somaly Mam travels widely to share her personal story of sexual slavery, and to raise awareness of human trafficking, while our Voices for Change survivors act as ambassadors for the cause to law enforcement, governments, and the general public.

 

Where the money goes:
 

1. $ 500 gives the power to rebuild. This donation provides a survivor with everything she needs to start her own business, including all supplies and materials.

2. $ 360 or about $1.00 a day will help keep rescued girls safe from violent perpetrators. It covers the shelter's security fees per girl, per year. Shelters are under constant threat from the organized crime syndicates that run the brothels and pimps who wish to harm and re-enslave the rescued girls. Your donation will allow girls to rebuild their strength and determination in a secure, loving environment.

3. $ 120 pays for a year provides psychological counseling and rehabilitation to a girl at a shelter in Southeast Asia. Removing a child from a brothel is not a solution in and of itself-your donation will provide the support survivors need to embark on the long and painful journey ahead.

4. $ 120 helps provide a survivor with a year of specialized training in weaving, sewing, salon or other vocational skills that will help her get a job and stay employed.

5. $ 60 pays for a year of ongoing pediatric or medical care for a young survivor of sexual slavery.

6. $ 30 provides an exam and blood test for a girl rescued from sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. 

Learn more about members of Voices for Change here.   
 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,712

MONEY RAISED
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  • Teresa Escobar

    $10

  • Central Lacrosse

    $10

  • Cris Vizcaino

    $30

  • Tea Tsaava

    $50

  • Marie Garcia

    $20

  • Heather and Somali Green

    $25

  • Peter Ljs

    $100

  • Michael Martinez

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Stephanie Sowell

    $50

  • Sean Cottman

    $50

  • Shanon Morris

    $30

  • Steven Lee

    $30

  • tanya

    $10

  • Katerina Kozlukova Vazan

    $20

  • Rachael

    $10

  • Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

    $20

  • David

     

  • Adrienne Santiago

    $36

  • Abhi

    $20

  • Hi-Life Happy Hour Fundraiser

    $845

  • Dan B

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jerry and Rosemary

    $20

  • Laika

    $25

  • pnicole

    $50

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68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $12,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Pfeffer

Amount Raised

$2,685

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Teresa Escobar

Amount Raised

$1,712

 

68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janin Camus

Amount Raised

$1,675

 

67% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Alison & Joe -

Amount Raised

$1,485

 

30% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patty yuen

Amount Raised

$1,444

Fundraiser Title

Nathalie Camus

Amount Raised

$925

 

37% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Timothy DeLizza

Amount Raised

$799

 

32% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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keila merino

Amount Raised

$565

 

23% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

pnicole

pnicole

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Laika

Laika

DONATION: $25

Go Teresa!!! 6 years ago

Jerry and Rosemary

Jerry and Rosemary

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Dan B

Dan B

DONATION: $20

Go Teresa! 6 years ago

Hi-Life Happy Hour Fundraiser

Hi-Life Happy Hour Fundraiser

DONATION: $845

Proceeds from the fundraiser that took place at Hi-Life Bar and Grill. This was possible thanx to everyone who attended this fundraiser and to Earl Geer for hosting this event. Colleen Meehan Mark Pfeffer Deanna Culbreath Tea Tsaava Simon Chan Jacqueline Mark Alicia Wiprovnick Sarah Heath Kriszta Wilde Zimone Mincey Mariola Altamirano Marilyn Castro Steph Light Lillian Gross Emily Griffin Lee Hampton Zach Mathai Adrienne Santiago Tanya Butt Sirianny Camilo Tatiana Schnieder Kira Konnova Lindsay Walker Simon Kozluk Ivana Bowers Shannon Rudd Peter Sheppard Shanon Morris Sarah Grey Chris Allen Lisa Ruiz Amanda Smith Morgan Reardon Syn Martinez Yancy Aracena Jonathan Laura Merrimon Josip Ricov Michael Antia Dana Kuper Carrie Goldstein Erin Foley Pat Mattoon Andrew Caldwel 6 years ago

Abhi

Abhi

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Adrienne Santiago

Adrienne Santiago

DONATION: $36

Go Teresa!!! 6 years ago

David

David

Good luck, I am sure you are going to get a great time and have a blast during it. 6 years ago

Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

DONATION: $20

Supporting a great cause, congrats! 6 years ago