From Delegate Kathy Szeliga:
Here’s a chance to make a difference in the lives of children and women enslaved in the sex trafficking industry without leaving Maryland! On October 29th beginning at 8:30 AM at Beachmont Camp in Kingsville, MD, Freedom 424 will be holding a 5K race. You can run or walk or even just come and support the cause. As a non-profit organization, Freedom 424 exists to raise awareness of the rampant sexual exploitation of women and girls around the world while raising money to support efforts that seek to rescue victims enslaved in the sex industry.
Races are being held on this day in many states. Our Maryland Race is being hosted at Beachmont Christian Camp in Baltimore County and is sponsored by Grace Community Church. The scenic course at Beachmont will take you through sprawling fields and rolling hills. Race time is 8:30am. This is a family friendly event. Participants who would like to walk and those who want to enjoy the scenery of beautiful Kingsville are also invited – you don’t have to be a runner to participate.
The registration fee is only $24. For $24, a woman can be given a night off from prostitution. Once she is free for the night, the goal is to show her a permanent route out of the sex industry through alternative means of survival and opportunities they never could have imagined.
Run For Their Lives is also seeking sponsors to support the event on October 29th. For more information or to donate to the Kingsville event, please contact Tracy Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Delegate Kathy Szeliga at 443-570-1555 or Kathy.email@example.com
You can also find more information about Freedom 424 atwww.freedom424.org andwww.freedom424maryland.org
This is an enormous issue that must be addressed on many different levels. We must begin somewhere. Let it begin with $24. Let it begin with one enslaved woman or child offered freedom. Let it begin with you.