I’m Running for Team Freedom

I am not a great runner…but I wish I were. In the fall of 2012 I ran my first two 5ks and I met some personal goals. I didn’t run any races last year because I was lazy. I have registered for two 5ks this spring and the first one is next month, the 5k during the Gasparilla Classic 5k. That race is in Tampa and I am running it as part of Team Freedom.

Team Freedom is a group of 200 runners, each running at least one of the races during the Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend. There is a 5k, an 8k, 15k and a half marathon during the weekend. Team Freedom has come together as part of an outreach through The Joy FM as a fundraiser for Abolition International.

Abolition International is an organization that fights sex trafficking and exploitation.. There are 21 million slaves in the world today. Sex trafficking is estimated to be a 35 BILLION dollar industry. Abolition International educates professionals and communities about the plight of human trafficking. They empower people to help end modern-day slavery and they invest in comprehensive care of those rescued from slavery.

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We are running for those who aren’t free to run…yet. To be a part of Team Freedom, I need to raise at least $400 for Abolition International before January 31, 2014! This is where I need YOUR help. If my readers each gave something I could more than meet my goal and you can all run with me, in spirit. I will be making strips to hang off my race belt with the names of everyone who donates at least $20 to my fundraising efforts! To donate, just click on my TEAM FREEDOM link to give securely. Thank-you so much for your support. Please share this post with your friends and family so they can join my team too.



  1. Annmarie W.No Gravatar says:

    Good luck in your run! I’m happy to support this organization!

  2. Annmarie, Thank you so much for your donation. I really appreciate it!

  3. Praying that all goes well and you’ll be amazed at what God can do through this!!
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  4. what a great way to give visibility to something people tend to ignore.
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  5. Good luck in your run! I too enjoy running races.
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  6. Aww! What a great cause. Good luck on the fundraising and running. :-)
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  7. This is a cause that I am totally behind. I hope that you reach your goal to run.
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  8. Good for you!
    Hi! I am your newest follower… saw you on the blog hop. I was kinda hoping that you’d pop on by my blog and follow me back… we can be buddies! Have a lovely Sunday!

  9. What a great cause! I have traveled overseas and worked with an organization to help stop human trafficking. It’s so sad and real! I love this cause! Great idea!!!
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  10. Sami, Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your work to end modern day slavery.

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