Three Kannonball teams have joined together to participate in this year's KannonFALL Rally, forming team Motowoz Mashup.
Our team is proud to be raising money for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The work this organization does is paramount to helping find missing and exploited children as well as provide them with the resources and care they need after facing the traumas that they've been through.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has been around since 1984. Their mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
The horrors that are happening to these children have often gone unnoticed. Right now the curtain is being pulled back on child sex trafficking and people are ready to take action. We aren't able to to support this important cause without your help. Please consider donating or sharing our fundraiser and help us #savethekids
If you're interested in knowing more, below are some eye opening statistics related to missing and exploited children in the US.
In 2019 there were 421,394 NCIC entries for missing children. Those were just the ones that were reported. In 2019 NCMEC assisted law enforcement and families with more than 29,000 cases of missing children.
• 91 percent endangered runaways.
• 4 percent family abductions.
• 4 percent critically missing young adults, ages 18 to 20.
• Less than 1 percent nonfamily abductions.
• 1 percent lost, injured or otherwise missing children.
Of the nearly 26,300 runaways reported to NCMEC in 2019, 1 in 6 were likely victims of child sex trafficking.
NCMEC operates the CyberTipline, a national mechanism for the public and electronic service providers to report instances of suspected child sexual exploitation.In 2019 the CyberTipline received more than 16.9 million reports, most of which related to:
• Apparent child sexual abuse material.
• Online enticement, including “sextortion.”
• Child sex trafficking.
• Child sexual molestation.
150,667 of those reports were from the public and 16.9 million were from electronic service providers.
NCMEC has assisted with more than 173,000 requests related to helping locate noncompliant sex offenders.
In 2019, NCMEC responded to more than 10,700 reports regarding possible child sex trafficking.