Run4one is a family walk/run that exists to raise funds for the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking. Originally founded in 2011 by a local pastor’s who is now serving on the mission field overseas, it was resumed in 2014 by two mutual friends who both shared a burdened to do their part in the fight against human trafficking.
Each year run4one selects local and international anti-human trafficking organizations as the beneficiaries of the run’s proceeds. Each organization focuses it work in the areas of prevention education,rescue and restoration, in addition to, lobbying and working towards local and national policy reform that facilitates the ending of human trafficking. Run4one’s mission is to continue on in the fight against human trafficking annually while increasing awareness and funding to support deserving organizations that are positively impacting lives locally and globally.
- There is an estimated 27 million men, women, and children that are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will, over 2 million of which are US victims.
- The average age of a trafficking victim is 12 years old. In some countries girls as young as 6 are being sold 15 to 30 times a day as sex slaves.
- They are typically kidnapped into the industry or sold into it by family under desperate circumstances.
- 1-2% of the victims are ever rescued.
- Every 30 seconds someone is forced into this type of modern slavery.
- The slave trade profits $32 billion ANNUALLY. That makes it the second most profitable criminal industry in the world, as well as the fastest growing industry worldwide.