I am SO excited about all the people who want to know more about how they can help stop human trafficking in Wichita! We launched this web site and our Facebook page yesterday afternoon, and we have over 100 likes ALREADY and we have sold 3 tickets! People are TALKING!!!
Our (extremely lofty) goal for this race is 1500 participants and raising a net profit of $30,000. A typical first-year race in this area will have around 400 participants and maybe raise $2,000 or $3,000... so our goal is pretty GRAND!!! It's going to take a lot of preparation and publicity - but it is SO worth it for the girls it will benefit who are enslaved in human trafficking. This money raised will go towards a (short-term) goal of overnight housing for the girls who are rescued (who are normally placed in jail due to the lack of adequate housing). Our long-term goal is to have a local residential facility in the surrounding rural area of Wichita for these women where they can go for 6 months to a year to be restored to life and reintegrated into society.
I am working today on a brochure for the race and I'm brainstorming potential sponsors! If you have ideas, let us know via the "Contact" page above, or email me at Liz@race4freedom.com And spread the news on Facebook and Twitter!