Thursday, August 4, 2011

Run for Their Lives

Run for Their Lives is a 5K that will be held on October 29th throughout the United States. With options to run or walk, this race aims to spotlight the tragedies of sexual exploitation across the world. Poverty and human trafficking has forced hundreds of thousands of women and children into sexual servitude.

Just check out these statistics:

  • It is estimated that two children are sold into slavery every minute
  • There are more than 300,000 prostitutes in Thailand alone
  • These women and children produce an approximate annual income of $27 billion
  • Close to $300 million is transferred every year to rural families by women engaged in prostitution in urban areas
  • Right now, as you read this, women are sacrificing their dignity and self-worth in order to provide for themselves and their families. This is an issue of poverty.
We must not ignore the enormity of the issue. We can make a difference. Let's start by lacing up our running shoes (or walking shoes) and bring awareness to the issue and financial aid to the victims.

What can you do to make a difference? Join us for the race in Maryland!

Location: Beachmont Christian Ministries
Check in begins at: 7:30 a.m. (pick up race t-shirts and racing bib)
Race begins at: 8:30 a.m.

More information & details about how to register can be found at:

Run for them. Run for freedom. Run for their lives.

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