KENOSHA, WI. — Hope Run Kenosha is pleased to announce the first annual 5k run and two-mile walk to raise awareness in the fight against human trafficking locally, nationally, and internationally.
Taking place on Friday, June 6, the 5k run & two-mile walk will take place along downtown Kenosha’s beautiful lakefront. The event will begin with a rally at 6:30 P.M. at Celebration Park on 55th street. The run & walk will then start at 7:00 P.M. with a celebration of the evening rounding out the festivities at 8:00 P.M.
For those interested in participating, Early Registration will be open through May 23 and will include a t-shirt for event awareness. General Registration will officially close on June 3. Costs for the 5k run are $30.00 or $15.00 for children 12 and under. Registration for the two-mile walk is $25.00 or $15.00 for children 12 and under. All registration and event information can be found at http://www.hoperunkenosha.com.
There will be trophies awarded the night of for the top overall male and female runners in the 5k, as well as for other age groups throughout the event.
About Hope Run Kenosha
Our purpose for 2014 is to raise awareness of Human Trafficking – primarily sex trafficking – locally, nationally and internationally. Hundreds of children and adults fall victim of this demeaning and brutal crime. Hope Run Kenosha seeks to RAISE awareness of the SUPPLY & DEMAND in our area. Kenosha is one of the alley-ways in which traffickers transport their supply to and from. Learn to spot the signs and know who to call for help. Hope Run Kenosha seeks to: STOP THE TRAFFICK!
- Over 20 counties in the state of Wisconsin have reported sex trafficking with 77 cases reported in Milwaukee alone in the last two years
- Over 200 victims of trafficking have been identified in Wisconsin
- The average age of a girl who enters into sex trafficking is 14 years old
- Every 10 minutes a woman or child is trafficked in the U.S.
- 14,500-17,500 victims (child and adult) are trafficked into the U.S. every year
- Over 300,000 U.S. children are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation
- 27 million people are enslaved around the world today
- $32 billion is the annual profit worldwide from human trafficking
(Source: SlaveFree Madison- http://www.slavefreemadison.org)
– Hope Run Kenosha –
For more information contact Megan Bernardy