Livermore, CA, June 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Summer of 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area includes the opportunity to train for a 5k run/walk, raise awareness about modern slavery, and make dreams come true for survivors of trafficking and criminal exploitation. The Stomp for Freedom 5k Run/Walk will be on September 7 at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton, and participants can spend the summer seeking donations from friends and family through a fund-raising website platform that makes it easy with tools, links, and social media feeds.
Registration and information about the Stomp for Freedom 5k Run/Walk is stompforfreedom.kintera.org. Visitors to the site can register to participate as an individual, form a team and recruit members, or support a participant on their profile page.
The campaign includes two social events hosted by Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore, CA. The first is a kick-off on the evening of July 14 to learn more about the programs and beneficiaries of the fund-raising. A celebration event on September 6, the evening before the 5k Run/Walk, will be an opportunity to join together and recognize a summer of service on behalf of survivors.
Funds raised will help equip young women for rewarding careers and bright futures—both in the Bay Area through local organizations doing exemplary work with domestic victims and in the Philippines through programs and services administered by Red Window Project staff.
Red Window Project is a Livermore, CA, nonprofit organization with an innovative approach to long-term recovery for survivors of trafficking and exploitation with career planning and counseling, job readiness training, spiritual development, and scholarships. They will serve 200 survivors this year.
According to Free The Slaves, an authority on modern day slavery, 27,000,000 people are victims of slavery, or human trafficking, in the world today. UNICEF estimates that up to 2,000,000 children around the world are being exploited in the commercial sex trade.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that over 100,000 U.S. children are victims of child sex trafficking in America. The San Francisco Bay Area has been identified by the F.B.I. as being a “high intensity” metropolitan area where children are sold for sex.
So donors, supporters, sponsors, and participants of the Stomp For Freedom 5k Run/Walk and Red Window Project will be supporting the long-term recovery of those victimized by these atrocities.
The vision of Red Window Project is to encourage survivors to dream big and then equip them to make their dreams come true. redwindow.org. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.