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., SE Asia and even more alarming, right here in Iowa. During this event I'll be challenged physically, emotionally and spiritually. Myself and 10 of my friends are going to make up the first female team to tackle the 200 mile run relay.
I'm being compelled to do this to help create conversations and awareness about human trafficking while sharing my passion for running with the community. I want to become more informed with this issue as well as inform others as much as Possible.
It may get hard, uncomfortable, and lonely at times but these are feelings victims face EVERY day.
-Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery.
-Studies have shown victims ages 13-17 are purchased more frequently then 18-24. I have heard of a victim case involving a 8 month old.
-Stop the demand, stop the problem. Buyers are generally married, white men, who earn over120k annually, and have a graduate degree. It's happening within a mile of you.
-Within 24 hours 75% or run aways will be picked up by a trafficker.
I could use your help in raising awareness and at this time specifically raising funds for this 200 mile campaign. 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. Please consider a generous donation to a worthy cause.
I appreciate your help in this,