This summer, we’re putting the spotlight on Abolitionists who will tread on trafficking and use exercise as a way to fight trafficking! Learn how you can join them and learn how you can put the active back in activism today…
Kelly Green and her community of friends, family, and fellow Abolitionists are veterans in the fight against child sex trafficking. Located in Lakeland, Florida, they’ve been educating their community and raising support for Love146 for quite some time.
This spring, however, they looked around and thought they could engage their community about trafficking in a new, fresh way.
“Lakeland is a big running community. And people in the running community are always looking for events to join and do some good while they’re at it. We wanted to have an event that was specifically for them.”
The result? The first annual Run For Love! More than 160 runners turned up for the 5k and raised over $3,100. But what really got Kelly and the rest of the group inspired was the way in which the team really came together and united to protect children and support Love146.
“This got me going. I’ve done different events and parties and while they’re really good at supporting the cause, the Run For Love was different. Everyone was focused. Everyone played a part no matter who they were. It was really inspiring to see people of all different backgrounds get together for a common vision.”
Run For Love wasn’t just about running and fundraising either. Kelly and her group made sure education was a big part of the day — including guides on how to spot trafficking in the Lakeland community, and resources on how to get hotels and motels better protected against becoming havens of child trafficking.
“People really took ownership. Next year is going to be even better.”
Tread on Trafficking is about putting the active back in activism. Use exercise for something greater by running, swimming, biking or jogging — all while fighting child trafficking!
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