Runners/Walkers Unite to Stop Human Trafficking

World Concern’s “Free Them” 5k Returns May 10

April 1, 2014 (SEATTLE) – World Concern’s “Free Them” 5k returns to Seattle on Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a goal of preventing one of the most horrific crimes of our generation. The event, now in its sixth year, raises awareness and funds for World Concern’s anti-trafficking programs.

Last year, more than 2,000 runners and walkers raised over $150,000 to help protect vulnerable children and women from becoming victims of human trafficking by participating in the “Free Them” 5k.

Human trafficking is estimated to be the third largest criminal activity in the world, and more than 80% of trafficking victims are women and young girls. World Concern works to protect those vulnerable to modern-day slavery, sexual exploitation, and abuse in some of the poorest places in Southeast Asia and around the world.

Every $40 a participant raises or donates helps protect one child from becoming a victim. Donations provide trafficking awareness training for children and women at risk, as well as education, job skills, and business start-up kits so they can earn income safely.

Join the movement and make a difference at this year’s “Free Them” 5k, on Saturday, May 10, at 9 a.m. on the CRISTA Ministries campus, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133.

Participants can register online at www.worldconcern.org/5k.

World Concern is a Christian global relief and development organization. With our supporters, our faith compels us to extend life-saving help and opportunity to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. At World Concern, the solutions we offer, the work we do, creates lasting, sustainable change. Lasting change that provides lasting hope.  Our areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance 

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