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What I am trying to do-
Help me go on a Race to Recover America's Missing Children through the Fireball Run!
Did you know there are over 1.3 million missing and runaway children in the U.S.? Thats 3,562 a day! Many of them will fall into the hands of traffickers and be sold to strangers nightly. Human Trafficking is the 2nd leading crime in the U.S. and is a silent epidemic among our youth.
The Fireball Run is sponsored by Child Rescue Network and the mission is to spread awareness about the issue of missing children through an 8 day, 8 city, 2000 mile Rescue Rally. On Sept. 26th, I will be a co-driver with Jan Edwards from "Paving the Way" and starting off in Frisco Texas. Our next stops will be Camden Arkansas, Ardmore Oklahoma, Enid Oklahoma, Bentonville Arkansas, St. Robert Missouri, Sedalia MO and finally arriving at the finish line on Oct. 4th at Independence MO.
I am a survivor of human trafficking as a teen and have become a leading expert in the issue of Domestic Minor Sex Traffiking and Missing Children. I have been raising awareness and educating thousands of people nationwide on this issue since 2007.
Four years ago, I decided to do more than 'talk' about missing children being trafficked and created an outreach program called S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution). Volunteers label bars of soap with the national human trafficking hotline number and give them free to motels in cities during big sports events. Missing Children posters are also created and given to motels to post.
The results of SOAP has been life changing for many.
WHY I am doing the Fireball Run:My life's mission is to Rescue missing children and I am open doing this in any possible to help save a child. Including a totaly epic rally across the U.S. with 40 strangers called to do the same.
But I need your help to make this happen.
Registration fee for me to participate is $3250.
I will need funds for airfare ($800)
to pay for additional insurance ($500)
as well as gas for the 2000 mile rally. (~$500)
Lastly we need a car. Something Cool! Either to borrow, rent, or get donated for a few weeks.
A small price to pay for potentially rescuing a missing child!
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