Here is your invitation to join my virtual run with all the details you will need! I am working on a new custom medal for this years race!! Here’s the preliminary design:
Why: Whether you are a runner or not, we can all understand that human trafficking is a cause worth supporting. Through rescuing and education, Hope for Justice (formerly known as Abolition International) is making strides to end this terrible travesty.
Scary statistics (taken from the Polaris Project):
- In 2013, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, operated by Polaris, received reports of 3,609 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. Find more hotline statistics here.
- In 2013, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
- Globally, the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.5 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation globally.
When: The weekend of February 21-22, 2015. Whether you are already running the Gasparilla Distance Classic or not – who doesn’t love more bling!
What: I will be running the Gasparilla a Distance Classic with Team Freedom for Hope for Justice – join me wherever you are! The Gasparilla Distance Classic has a variety of distances: 5K, 8K, 15K and half marathon. I will be using the same distances for my virtual race. Pick the distance that suits you!
Three easy steps!!
1. Support my running with Team Freedom for Hope for Justice with a minimum of $25. All proceeds directly go to them. Click here to give!
2. Complete the form below to inform me of your registration!
3. Then run the distance the weekend of February 21-22 and wait for your medal in the mail shortly after.
4. Deadline to register is December 31st, 2014.
Complete the form below after making your donation above! This will send me an email so that I know where to ship your medal!