On June 6th, 2020 we - Kathryn, Olivia, and Mary - are doing a 5k run/walk to support the healing and dreams of survivors of sex trafficking through the organization Reintegra - based in Mexico City. We have been training and preparing for 7 weeks now for this challenge (and it is a challenge for us!) and thought it would be a great way to raise some money for a very important organization. We live across the country from each other: in Lafayette, Colorado and two different places in Pittsburgh, PA, so we'll be doing a virtual, socially-distant run "together" on the same day, at the same time.
Through a random and awesome series of events a year and a half ago, Kathryn met a few of the women that Reintegra supports in Mexico City, and got to go back this past December to spend more time with them. The women are our age: in their 20's and 30's. They are strong, resilient, courageous, and super fun. Despite the immense pain, hardship, and trauma they have endured, they are pursuing healing and their own dreams - which for several women involves helping others who have been through the same thing. So inspiring. Please join us in fundraising to support them through Reintegra. Anything you can give at all helps, especially during this chaotic time!
With love and thanks,
Mary Weidner, Kathryn Chovanes, and Olivia Hric
Check out a video about Reintegra here: https://vimeo.com/303807727