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Somsri Jung's Fundraiser:

For "Somaly Mam" - 1/2 marathon Oakland Running Festival

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

EVENT DATE: Mar 23, 2014

Somsri Jung

THE STORY:

I'm running to help end modern day slavery of human-trafficking. We must believe that this reality is possible in our lifetime.

"I continue to give my life to help those in pain and respectivefully call upon all  those who have love to give, to give wholeheartedly for those less fortunate." -Somaly Mam

Born to a tribal minority family in the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, Somaly Mam began life in extreme poverty. With limited options as a severely marginalized ethnic group, and living in unimaginable despair, her family often resorted to desperate means to survive. This confluence of dire circumstances led to Somaly being sold into sexual slavery at a very young age. Somaly was forced to work in a brothel along with other women and children for many years, and was brutally tortured and raped. One night, she was made to watch as her best friend was viciously murdered. Deciding then that she would no longer “keep her silence,” Somaly heroically escaped her captors and began to build a new life abroad. To learn more visit www.somaly.org

Her life could have easily been mine as well. I am thankful that it wasn't.  My parents endured extreme hardship to protect me when we were homeless and hungry in the streets of Thailand...I honor them (and many others) by living a life of compassion towards those less fortunate. -Somsri Jung

Thanks Sokhorn for sharing her story with me. I've been inspired to take action. I pray that others will too.  Please donate now.

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To This Fundraiser

$365

MONEY RAISED
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  • Somsri Jung

    $200

  • Sandra Jung

    $20

  • Tevy

    $15

  • Thongsamut Putthongvilai

    $20

  • Kamolnutt Putthongvilai

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cecilia Logan

    $20

  • Laura Delgado

    $50

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The Team: $365 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Laura Delgado

Laura Delgado

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Cecilia Logan

Cecilia Logan

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Kamolnutt Putthongvilai

Kamolnutt Putthongvilai

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Thongsamut Putthongvilai

Thongsamut Putthongvilai

DONATION: $20

Love you sis! 4 years ago

Tevy

Tevy

DONATION: $15

Wish I could run with you but I'll be there in spirit. Thanks for supporting such a great cause for Cambodians! 4 years ago

Sandra Jung

Sandra Jung

DONATION: $20

This is a great cause, Som! Let's train together :) 4 years ago

Somsri Jung

Somsri Jung

DONATION: $200

4 years ago