Tuesday, June 28, 2011

treading update - please consider giving


The Tread on Trafficking will be over in 2 days. Our fundraising goal was $2000. As of this morning, we have raised $380. It's not too late to help, so if you haven't already given we beg you to examine your finances and consider if perhaps you are able to forgo your Starbucks (or shoe, or purse, or fancy restaurant) addiction for a week and give to an organization that fights against one of the worst crimes humanity has created. If giving to a great cause isn't enough for you, your donations are tax deductible.

Our goal was to complete a combined total of 500 biked miles during the months of May and June. If you're from Ohio, you may recall that the majority of June has been miserably wet and quite undesirable for cycling. Welp, that hasn't stopped us because as of this morning we have 23.29 miles left, and we are preparing to embark on a 12-miler (aka 24 miles if you consider that we are both riding 12 miles). That will bring us up to 500.71 miles with Wednesday remaining for a ride (and we intend on taking one).

AKA, we have held up our end of the deal. So a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to this incredible cause and made your stance known against child sex trafficking. 

As for those of you who think these things don't happen here in the States: an estimated 250,000 American youth are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation (in 2000, so it's gotten worse). This is a global problem. Help give a voice to those who can't have one. What if the victim was your child, cousin, best friend, or sibling? To what extent would you give to save them?

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