BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
ORGANIZER: Somaly Mam Foundation
EVENT: The RaiseForWomen Challenge
EVENT DATE: Jun 06, 2013
Throughout this month, I’ll be competing in races and events to raise money for the Somaly Mam Foundation as part of the raise for women challenge. The goal of this challenge is to raise $75,000 to invest in changing women’s lives all over the world and I’ll be dedicating my efforts towards helping the Somaly Mam Foundation. The Somaly Mam Foundation directs its efforts to ending illegal human trafficking in the sex trade industry in South East Asia through direct legal intervention to liberate underage girls as well as providing education and economic opportunities to former slaves.
As a human being and a Christian, I believe that the persistence of sex slavery and the continued forced degradation of human life is intolerable. It is a crime against the most basic aspects of humanity, where people are treated as intruments of gain and pleasure at the expense of devaluing our gift of life and love and making it into a commodity that can be bought and sold. Please consider donating and help me end it.