Break the Cycle 200 (BTC 200) uses epic one-day 200-mile athletic events to raise awareness and funds to break the cycle of human trafficking in the U.S. and SE Asia.
The Problem: Human trafficking is the trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or child soldiering. This modern form of slavery is a world wide issue and at its highest recorded levels in human history.
Some Heartbreaking Facts: An estimated 47 million adults and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking (globalslaveryindex.org). About 5 times the population of New York or 15 time the population of the state of Iowa. Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.80% of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, some are as young as six years old (UNODOC). An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture & neglect (UNODOC).
All of your support dollars will help break the cycle of trafficking by rescuing victims, reducing the causative factors of trafficking, and restoring survivors of human trafficking.