Please visit www.eastsideracingcompany.comand register today!
Join our “Run to Stop Human Trafficking” timed virtual 5k Run/Walk sponsored by Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe (SIGP) and Soroptimist International of Greater Macomb (SIGM). Show your support by running or walking wherever you want, safely, of course, during the month of September 2021. You will help bring awareness to human trafficking and help empower survivors to reclaim their life.
Human trafficking is a crime of using force, fraud, or coercion to induce another individual into the sex or labor trade. It occurs in nearly all communities affecting everyone regardless of race, economic status, or age. You can help human trafficking survivors get back on their feet by registering for the Virtual 5K Run/Walk. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Joseph Project, a nonprofit organization that connects human trafficking survivors with pro bono legal services.
***We challenge “you” to show us your imaginative side. Did you run/walk somewhere exotic, or wear anything interesting? Did you create something to help raise awareness? Send us your picture from September 1 – 30, 2021. (SIGP and SIGM FACEBOOK LINKS) Be sure to “like” both links to see all entries. The participant with the most “likes” will have their picture included on our websites and newsletters. Be creative and help bring awareness to human trafficking.***
Complete your virtual 5k Run/Walk anytime during the month of September 2021.
Virtually, anywhere – your neighborhood, track, trail, etc…Be Safe!
By July 31st – 18 and older $25 under 17 is $15
August 1 – 31, 2021 – 18 and older $30 under 17 is $20
No Registrations are accepted after August 31, 2021
Race bibs will be available to print.
All participants will have the option to report their 5k time to a leaderboard from September 1, 2021, to September 30, 2021.
The top male and female finisher will each receive a $25 gift card in the mail.
For more information about our Clubs: SI of Grosse Pointe and SI of Greater Macomb
Please visit www.eastsideracingcompany.com to register today!
An excerpt from their quarterly newsletter below
In Q1, we shared this message far and wide. Throughout January, we did our part to acknowledge National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Presentations and podcasts conducted through our Recognize initiative provided numerous opportunities to share the importance of meeting survivors’ legal needs with audiences across the country.
In the same month, we also testified before members of the Michigan House of Representatives during a legislative subcommittee hearing at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing. Alongside one of our incredible survivors, we spoke in support of expanded expungement opportunities for trafficking survivors across the state.
In March, we also hosted our second Digital Citizenship event. Over 600 people, including many young students, attended this in-person Internet safety workshop and learned practical tips for avoiding exploitation online.
The Joseph Project is a nonprofit organization that connects human trafficking survivors with pro bono legal services. It is inspired by the Biblical account of one of history’s earliest recorded survivors, who transitioned from exploitation to empowerment (Genesis 37-50)