BENEFITING: The A21 Campaign
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013
Mileage Tracker: 15
ILLUMINATE | WHY
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing" (Edmund Burke).
I know I'm at the eleventh hour with ONE month left until the marathon. I was living in fear of the rejection I may face when talking to others about support for these women. Then I remembered: IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!! Women and children are brutally beaten, degraded, raped, and killed daily--there is NO more room for selfishness!
I ask you to please partner with me in taking a stand for these women and children who are suffering and let them know that people hear their cries. If that were you, if that were your daughter, your mother or your child, what would you do? Let's not be silent anymore.
ILLUMINATE | FACTS
- There are 1.39 million victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide.
- The average age of trafficked victims is 12 years old
- After a trafficking journey that typically involves deception, rape, beatings, and constant threats, victims are often forced to live in confining and unsanitary conditions. Once formally put to work, human trafficking victims can be forced to service from 40 to 110 customers in one day