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Runaway Bridesmaids 2014

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BENEFITING: Village Volunteers

ORGANIZER: Village Volunteers

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2014

Matt Gennone

THE STORY:

RUNAWAY BRIDESMAIDS wrote -

  • 1 Team of Runners raising awareness and funds to help fight human trafficking
  • 1-mile fun run in Hoboken, Sept 27, 2014 (register here, be sure to click on the 3rd option down that says 'runaway bride 1 mile fun run'). 
  • 1 Amazing Cause
  • Lots of Bridesmaid Dresses (women and men will be walking or running in recycled bridesmaids dresses--or any fancy 'ol dress)

Why You Should Care

Human trafficking is happening not only on the other side of the world, but also in our hometowns. If you need proof that sex trafficking is a local issue, then just look at the 2014 Super Bowl held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. FBI agents rescued 16 children during the sporting event who were victims of sex trafficking.

The problem is huge: Human trafficking is the fast-growing organized crime business, reaping $32 billion a year, according to The International Labor Organization. That’s why we’re asking you to pledge just $32 to help support Runaway Bridesmaids and combat human trafficking.

Benefiting

By supporting Runaway Bridesmaids and donating at least $32, you are fighting human trafficking by helping to educate travel workers to catch a criminal, as well as shelter a vulnerable child from joining the sex trade. That’s because Runaway Bridesmaids will benefit two life-changing organizations:  Proceeds from race registration go to Airline Ambassadors International to sponsor an anti-trafficking training program at Newark airport, a major hub of sex trafficking.

Additional money raised here on Crowdrise will help break the cycle of sex trafficking by supporting Village Volunteers’ partner New Light, a shelter for the kids of sex workers and as well as a home for victims of trafficking in India’s biggest red light district.

The Runaway Bridesmaids Story

We believe in the power of friendship and community and of a group of people coming together to make a positive change in the world. We believe that slavery should not exist ever—and especially not in this century. We believe that, with the help of a few caring people like you, we can fight human trafficking.

We also believe in moving our bodies, having fun, and in proving our bride friends right who swore we could wear those bridesmaids dresses again by recycling them for a good cause, lacing up our sneakers, and racing to make a positive difference in the lives of other women and girls. That’s why we’re doing the second annual Runaway Bridesmaids run, where we’ll recycle those bridesmaids dresses that are all about celebrating friendship and love to run in them to raise awareness and funds to help fight human trafficking.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matt Gennone

    $250

  • Sam Ramachandran

    $25

  • Yashika Bansal

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Matt's hero Colin Tobias

    $50

  • Amy J. Surkin

    $25

  • Frank Racioppi

    $50

  • Jason Mestrits

    $25

  • Pixie and Jethro

    $50

  • Tony T

    $25

  • Pranay agrawal

    $50

  • Lindsay Syed

    $50

  • Lawrence Katz

    $50

  • Carter

    $50

  • MattyD

    $25

  • Mrunal Meshram

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elenn Chestman

    $25

  • Michael Gennone

    $25

  • Anthony Rega

    $25

  • Jamie

    $25

  • Rahin RullA

    $50

  • Vikrant

    $30

  • Sriana

    $100

  • Trish Marino

    $50

  • Kelly Watters

     

  • Aleksandra Scalvini

    $20

  • Cathy & Jill

    $50

  • A & E S.

    $50

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The Team: $7,639 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matt Gennone

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Bindu Lokre

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Kevin Brennan

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Runaway Bridesmaids

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Donor Comments

A & E S.

A & E S.

DONATION: $50

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Cathy & Jill

Cathy & Jill

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Aleksandra Scalvini

Aleksandra Scalvini

DONATION: $20

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Kelly Watters

Kelly Watters

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Trish Marino

Trish Marino

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Sriana

Sriana

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Vikrant

Vikrant

DONATION: $30

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Rahin RullA

Rahin RullA

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Jamie

Jamie

DONATION: $25

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Anthony Rega

Anthony Rega

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