10 Days Left: I Need Your Help
January 03, 2018
BENEFITING: Mortgage Professionals Providing Hope
EVENT DATE: Jan 13, 2018
Every year, more than 800,000 women and girls are trafficked into sex slavery. How can we possibly fight an evil like this? Well, it starts by simply doing something, and doing it together. This winter, I am going completely against my nature (and defying my 80-year-old knees) by biking 52.4 miles in a single day!
And with only 1 month left to train and fundraise, I'm need your help to cross the finish line!
Although this seems a huge endeavor to me, I am reminded it is nothing in comparison to the battle these women face every single day.
I am committing to raise $3,426 to put women rescued from the global sex trade through language school and vocational training so they can have the opportunity they deserve to create they life they desire for themselves and their families.
I'm calling this effort Bike for Treasures, because together we can show these amazing, strong women that they are more valuable than silver and gold.
The nonprofit organization I work for (MPPH) is partnering with an organization called Transformed Lives. Across Northern Italy, sex trafficking is happening at alarming rates due to weak laws and incredibly high levels of immigration from West Africa and Eastern Europe.
Every year, tens of thousands of women are promised a better life abroad and the opportunity to take care of their families back at home, only to find out when they arrive that they have been tricked. They are then sold into secual slavery and put out on the streets, where they're forced to sell their bodies to as many as a dozen men a day.
In the midst of this incredible evil, Lives Transformed is developing relationships with these women in hopes of leading them to a place of safety and wholeness. Join me in this cause to bring hope to those who have none and be a force for good in this world.
Learn more at https://www.vitetrasformate.org/ and https://www.mpph.org/