"Free Them" 5K Fun Run to help end human trafficking

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

World Concern is holding a "Free Them" 5k Fun Run and Walk to benefit their anti-human trafficking programs on Saturday, May 1 at the CRISTA Ministries Campus, 19303 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline 98133. The starting time is 9:30 am and the expected end time is around 11:00 am.

More than 1 million vulnerable people are trafficked every year, forced into unfair work environments, to become servants or sex slaves.

Anti-trafficking experts will be available to speak about their experiences and about the value of intervention into the lives of vulnerable people.

By many estimates, more than one million vulnerable women and children are trafficked every year. They are treated as property, sold for a price, and used as laborers or sex workers. Often the victims of trafficking are children who are seeking a better life in another country. Traffickers will promise women and children that good jobs await, but in the end, the victims find that the promises were all lies.

World Concern works to prevent trafficking through community awareness, education and strengthening the ability for families to support themselves.

Free Them 5k Fun Run

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