1000 people run in World Concern's 5k to help protect children from trafficking

Thursday, May 16, 2019

1000 people had a beautiful day for a run

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

On Saturday morning, May 11, 2019, World Concern's 11th annual S.O.S. (Seek Out and Stop trafficking) 5k attracted over a thousand runners to the Crista campus.

Kristin Spencer and Jody Okamura display the event t-shirt given to run participants.

Crista is the parent organization for World Concern, a worldwide charity, headquartered in Shoreline on Fremont in the Hillwood neighborhood.

Sarah Taylor of FM 105.3 Spirit radio and Mimi Jung of King TV announced the event.

World Concern works to prevent the trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of children in southeast Asia by operating a hotline for reporting suspected cases of child endangerment, educating children and parents about the dangers of trafficking, and equipping them with job skills to earn income safely.

Associates Cheryl Hoilick and Ashley Holte at the FM 105.3 Spirit Radio booth

“World Concern’s work with children is driven by the fact that the most vulnerable in our world need our protection, particularly our children,” Nick Archer, Vice President of World Concern said.

“Millions of children remain vulnerable to trafficking due to circumstances beyond their, or even their families, control.”

There was time for a selfie with Spiderman

The annual 5k S.O.S. run helps to support this project financially. The 1000 people who registered for the run, jog, and walk event this year raised $180,000!

Run and fun in the sun
All for a very good cause

"It was a really great event this year. The weather was perfect, people were really engaged and excited to make a difference, and much good was done in the world on Saturday!"


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