BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2013
I'M GOING TO LEARN TO SKATE AGAIN .. this time on IN-LINES, so I can compete in the Inline Berlin MARATHON and raise money to HELP RESCUE AND HEAL GIRLS SOLD INTO SEXUAL SLAVERY.
It's been a long time since I've put skates on and now I'm old enough to BE SCARED OF FALLING (plus I have no idea how to skate on inlines!), but BRAVE enough to try and make a difference and there are millions of little girls, some only infants, who are trafficked and sold into sexual slavery every year.
By competing in the Marathon, I'm hoping to raise enough money to help sponsor 3 girls - I have 3 amazing daughters and want to help 3 more girls, to be rescued and loved. $3000 will provide the cost to rescue, recover, educate and integrate 1 girl and I chose the Somaly Mam Foundation because I know she LOVES THE GIRLS she rescues.
You can watch a trailer of the Film, 'Half The Sky' that tipped me into ACTION, on a movement that I had been aware of for a long time. Somaly Mam features in the trailer at 3mins 20sec.
"How we treat women and girls is abolutely essential to who we are as a people" - Hillary Clinton
"We're at the point of freedom and that means two things. One, it means maximum danger and two, it means we're not going to stop." - Gloria Steinem
"You can't come up with something more beautiful than a young innocent girl and to inflict that experience on that human being is unspeakably cruel." - Meg Ryan
"Sometimes the problem feels so big that changing one life doesn't feel like enough, but it is" - America Ferrera
What can happen with donations given to support this cause?
$10 covers one month of healthcare expenses for a woman or child recovering from being trafficked.
$25 provides a survivor of sex trafficking with one month of specialized vocational training.
$1,000 provides a 'start-up kit' for a female survivor to become an entrepreneur after leaving the shelter.
$3,000 sponsors a survivor, providing the cost to rescue, recover, educate, and reintegrate one girl.
THANK YOU for taking the time to read this. I would be grateful for any donations that you can make. EVERY bit will help to make a difference!
Love and Sunshine,
PS: Also, your prayers to help me learn to skate quickly on inlines would be appreciated, lol.