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Running On Purpose

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BENEFITING: BRIDGING FREEDOM INC

ORGANIZER: Gwen

EVENT: 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014

Laura Postles

THE STORY:

Gwen Wiscount wrote -

As some of you know, I have been selected to run in the 2014 Chicago Marathon on Oct. 12th, 2014! [Thank you lottery gods.] 

In July 2013, I had the privilege to run in the Napa to Sonoma Wine Half Marathon with Team Challenge, benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. While this was not my last race, this was the last race I ran with a purpose other than to hit a new PR [personal record for all my non-runner supporters].

With only 20 days until race day [wow, now my adrenaline is pumping!] I've decided to run for something more than a new PR. I will be Running On Purpose for 26.2 miles through the city streets of Chicago for Bridging Freedom!

The Purpose I've chosen to spotlight is a dark topic that many of you are completely unaware is happening right here in our beautiful U.S. of A to our children and young girls. Child sex-trafficking.

While living in Tampa, FL I was caught off guard when I learned of this modern-day slavery & was alarmed to hear Tampa was one of the top cities in America for sex-trafficking. The most disturbing fact--- the average age of these girls is 12 years old. [No, that is not a typo.] These girls are forced to provide sexual acts for an average of 15 men a night. [Again, no that is not a typo, this is real life.] 

My goal is to raise $500 in 20 days for Bridging Freedom, a non-profit faith-based organization in Tampa whose mission is to combat domestic minor sex-trafficking by bringing restoration to those rescued and victim prevention to those they reach with their message. [For more info, visit: bridgingfreedom.org.]

This is a topic that ignites a desire in me to do something. And you can do something too by making a donation today!

With statistics that startling & powerful, how can we turn our heads? 

I'll run the 26.2 miles, YOU pledge $26.2 towards my cause Running On Purpose for Bridging Freedom. 

Thank you for your support, and together I hope to make a difference. 

Happy Running (and Funding!),

Gwen xo

"So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing."
1 Corinthians 9:26

The Team: $1,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Gwen Wiscount

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

264% Raised of $500 Goal

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