I decided to take on the race director role atter participating in my very first 5k at the inaugural Dalton Aruna Run. I went into it knowing that the money would go to help those caught in sex slavery; however, the experience was so much more to me. I selected a woman’s name to run for, wrote her name on a piece of duct tape and taped her name to my shirt. That day I ran for Nara. I wept the entire race just thinking about the conditions she was living in, the brutality she was facing and the hopelessness she must feel. Something very real changed within my heart. I had the knowledge and power to bring freedom to the voiceless. My motivation is fueled by the stories from the freed Aruna Artisans. If just one more woman is freed by our efforts, it has all been worth it. The life-changing, personal impact of our actions and money is simply incredible, and I am excited to continue to play a part in these brave women’s journey to freedom.