Running is a gift, a limit pushing,heart filling, soul lifting gift. It's time to use it to give back. With each mile completed at the Steamboat Springs marathon in Colorado on June 2, 2019, our campaign goal is to give $1,000 to FREE children from the HORRIFIC life of sex trafficking. Will YOU help them?! Here's the best part, for every $1 you give and every mile completed during the marathon, we'll match it up to $13,100! Making a GRAND TOTAL of $26,200 to freeing children!! Are you with us running for these victims?!
This is REAL life and it is happening IN YOUR TOWN...and we know YOU care.
You want proof of this spreading crisis and tragedy? There are less than 600 beds available NATIONWIDE for children who are victims of the sex trade, however…we have over 13,000 animal shelters.
And that is NOT okay with us! Thank you for taking a stand!
There are over 4.5 MILLION children, some as young as 3 YEARS OLD, who are being held and traded as modern-day slaves for sex.
These children are:
- Forced into prostitution and pornography.
- Performing sex acts for up to 20 grown men a day.
- Drugged and beaten into submission.
- Sold online like property.
- Forced to turn tricks for money, but don’t get to keep any of it.
- Raped and tortured to make money for their "owners."
Some of them were sold (or pimped) by their parents in exchange for a TV...or just because they couldn't feed them.
When the girls get pregnant, they are forced into an abortion, and then ordered to have sex five to ten more times that same day. If they try to escape, or fail to meet their nightly quota, they risk being beaten, tortured, or killed. Sometimes, they are forced to watch another child be tortured in their place.
THESE ARE CHILDREN!!
The average age for prostitutes is 12 years old, and it is getting LOWER as the number of pedophiles grows.
Can you IMAGINE that??
People think this kind of thing only happens in Asia, but this is a PROBLEM WITHOUT BORDERS. And it’s happening in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD...RIGHT NOW!
Last year, over 2,500 cases involving trafficked CHILDREN were reported in the United States alone. That's up 846% since 2010.
At any given moment, there are at least 100,000 children being sold for sex here in the "Land of the Free." Some of them are being shipped in from other countries, but one out of six missing American children is likely a victim of the sex trade.
We understand this is difficult to believe, let alone to believe. Your YES to helping, your YES to doing what you are able to do is so extremely appreciated.
Did you know that the biggest sex trafficking event of the year is the SUPER BOWL?!
What if this was YOUR son or daughter? Your brother or sister? The thought is horrifying. Hug your babies tight and give THANKS.
Child sex trafficking is the fastest-growing "business" in the world, behind drugs and weapons. Drugs and weapons can only be sold once, but a child can be sold for sex SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. It’s a $10 BILLION business in the U.S. alone!
THIS IS VILE!!
Do you want to know who the BUYERS are? Celebrities... politicians... pastors... rich executives... college students... welfare recipients... young people... old people... EVERY creed... EVERY color... EVERY religion. Maybe someone in your neighborhood.
And up to 90% of the victims are never discovered because they are silenced by their captors...or even by their parents.
IT'S TIME TO RESCUE THESE CHILDREN!
King’s Ransom Foundation is partnering with organizations across America and beyond to rescue trafficked children. We call it "RESCUE 1000."
1,000 kids are being rescued out of a life of captivity and abuse, getting them to hidden safe houses, where they can get free of the drugs and the nightmares. They get to heal, and learn what it means to be a child, to be loved, to be free.
The real problem is simple: APATHY. PEOPLE DON'T CARE.
Americans largely care more about stray animals than they do about suffering children. They don't know the tragedy occurring in their own neighborhood!
Let's provide these children shelter, food, clothing, abuse counseling, and an education, which ONLY costs an AN AVERAGE OF $14 PER DAY...we can do that!!
These kids are worth it. That’s why we are asking you to join the fight.
Thank you for being a person who STEPS UP AND TAKES ACTION FOR THESE KIDS!!
Thank you for freeing a child NOW.