With the name of a human trafficking victim on a bracelet, used as an act of advocacy, over 500 will participate in the 5th Annual Knoxville Run 4 Their Lives walk/run on Saturday, January 27 in Knoxville. Runners, walkers and children will complete a 5k at University of Tennessee Gardens with the purpose of raising awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children into freedom.
Run 4 Their Lives is a Freedom 4/24 event, in partnership with the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) and Street Hope TN and since its inception, the race has grown every year with runners, families and people who are passionate about seeing human trafficking and sexual exploitation come to an end.
“Freedom 4/24 believes that freedom begins with a day. We believe that January 27th can be that day where participants can join Freedom 4/24 and its Knoxville partner organizations in advocating for women and children who are victims of human trafficking. This event is a platform to raise awareness about the issue, to mobilize people in the fight against trafficking , and to provide a way for people to make a difference through fundraising to not just bring freedom for a day to those who are enslaved, but ultimately, freedom for a lifetime,” said Joy Cover, President of Freedom 4/24.
Founded in Lynchburg, VA by Christine Gelatt, Freedom 4/24 exists to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of women and children around the world and to provide financial support to partner organizations dedicated to bringing freedom and doing justice.
To learn more and to register to run, please visit http://www.freedom424.org/knox