I'm doing it again. I said last time that was it for my marathon running. But this time, it's for a very different purpose. This is more personal to me...and should be to you. You may recall that the last year I trained and ran the Detroit half-marathon. I was raising money for a very good cause: to bring clean water to children in Zambia, who too often died before the age of 5 from diseased water. What an amazing cause. We brought clean water to 13 people for life just through generous donations to sponsor my individual run!
This year the cause hits much closer to home...your home, in fact. And I am running the FULL marathon this time... running with more than 400 others as part of Love Runs, an organization devoted to fight human trafficking and sex slavery in Michigan and around the globe. Little did I know that Michigan ranks among the worst states in America for sex trafficking. Detroit is #2 in our country!! Even worse, I didn't realize the average victim is a 12 year old girl...from suburb and city alike.But not limited to all ages and sexes..even as young as 3 years old! Our children are the targets of this modern day slavery. This is NOT ok with me! Since learning about this a few years ago Ive become more passionate to share and bring light to this darkness! Especially having a teenage daughter it breaks my heart the stories I have witnessed from victims!
Can you believe that Sex slavery has become more profitable than drugs or gambling for organized crime. Its sadly true. This is why too many parents and close family friends are so tempted to destroy the lives of the little ones in their charge.
The great news is that law enforcement is stepping up. But there are very few places designed to help these victims be restored. It's a 2 to 3 year process. As little as $14 can pay for one night emergency transitional housing. $100 pays for a night of restorative housing where victims can get the medical, psychological, and vocational help they need to truly break free and live the life we would hope for our own children.
In less than 2 weeks Love Runs will be running the FREEP Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. Will you help put an end to human trafficking by donating to this cause? Each runner is trying to raise at least $1440. Why that number? 1440 is the number of minutes each day a victim is locked in slavery...and it's the same number of minutes of freedom we have to do something about it! Me? I'm trying to raise $1440 or more to honor my daughter.... I don't want her or her kids to every have to worry about such a horrific problem!
If you want to learn more or donate, please go to the link below. I can't thank enough for your support!" Your names will be written on the back of my jersey for race day!! Every mile will bring freedom!! That is my prayer!<3
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