Dan Gillespie via Crowdrise
August 21, 2015
EVENT DATE: Aug 16, 2015
Five years ago, few people seemed aware of the horrific child sex trafficking industry. Today more people are not only aware, they are standing against this modern day slavery. Despite this fact, there is still a long ways to go. With about 2 million children being exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade, more must be done to stop these evil atrocities that steal children’s lives. The average age when young girls are forced into sex slavery is 12 to 14 and unless rescued, most will be dead within 5 to 7 years.
Zoe International provides protection for at risk children as well as rescue and care for victims of child sex trafficking. Together, in the last two years we’ve raised over $3,000 for Zoe. My goal is to raise that same amount during this one event and we can get there. The cause is worth it; these children are worth it, so please consider donating and if you are able, even doubling what you gave last year. Thank you for your generosity.
 (UNICEF, Children Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Reach; Abused and Neglected, Millions of Children Have Become Virtually Invisible (Dec. 2005).
Additional Thanks to UNICEF, OSU, heroine Fellowship and the countless other fine organizations out there for the work you do to protect children. Many of the photos used on this fundraising site are from these and other organizations whose goal is to protect children and stop child sex trafficking.