Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event that raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.
In this race we are partnering with Redeeming Love to bring awareness to the Glendora area about human trafficking.
Redeeming Love is a Christ following, faith-based community. They believe it is their responsibility to fight for the cause of the oppressed and to be agents for their healing. They do this by offering care to the whole person in order to achieve their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.
Here's just a portion of statistics that Redeeming Love has garthered on human trafficking:
On average, traffickers target girls during their most vulnerable stage, between the ages of 12-14. They select girls with vulnerabilities that make them easier to manipulate and control. Many victims have backgrounds that include foster care, abandonment, or homelessness and therefore have little or no familial support structures to return to. Tragically, by the time they are enslaved by their trafficker, over 90% of victims have already been sexually abused at some point in their childhood.