We’re just two weeks into Tread on Trafficking and nearly 300 activists have already begun to run, bike, swim and climb — using exercise as a way to fight child trafficking and exploitation.
That’s nearly 300 people ready to make a change in the lives of children all over the world — and you should join them!
Meet Rachel, one of those passionate Treaders:
“The story of the girl in the brothel is what got my attention. What reeled me in was the number of trafficking victims in the United States.
We’re supposed to be the freest country in the world, but child trafficking is still here. We have slaves here in the United States.
That’s a travesty.
I was already training for a half marathon this summer and getting involved with Love146 is a great way to stay motivated. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and there’s a donation on my page and I can’t say no to running that day. My friends and family believe in me and they want to do good for the kids that you all help protect.
It’s definitely different than other issues I’ve been a part of. It’s not just about wearing a ribbon or putting on a bracelet. It’s something different, something real. People have really gotten behind it.
On my down days — when I felt sore or tired or just plain didn’t feel like running — I’d think of all the people who had faith in me, who donated money to help me with this cause. If I didn’t run, I was letting them down in a way. It felt like I was letting those children down in some small way, too. How can I ask for money to help them if I wasn’t willing to put one foot in front of the other and earn it?”
Exercise can do more than make you feel good — it can do good. Put the active in activism this summer and Tread on Trafficking.