Join Us For This Year’s Virtual Stop The Trafficking Run!
Yoga Bella is inviting you to participate in the 2020 Stop the Trafficking Run.
This is a collaborative, community-wide event to raise awareness about human trafficking.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE RACE WILL BE DESIGNATED TO ORGANIZATIONS
WORKING TO HELP SEXUALLY EXPLOITED YOUTH AND WOMEN.
When: Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 21
Where: Walk or run in your home or neighborhood sometime between June 13 and June 21. No matter where or how you move your feet — in your house, at a park, or through your neighborhood — you are helping to #stopthetrafficking.
Youth – $20 | Adult (18 yrs+) – $30
Stop the Trafficking is a collaborative event that began in 2013, with the goal of coming together as a community to raise awareness and engage in the fight to end human trafficking. Our team, comprised of representatives from local churches, businesses and the City of Eden Prairie, works together to plan this event. Our intent is to show that modern day slavery is an injustice that touches all facets of society, therefore, we all need to come together to end it.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. There are an estimated 25 million slaves in the world today, more than any other time in history.
Our communities are personally affected by human trafficking including the sexual exploitation of children. The average age a child becomes a victim of sex trafficking in the United States is 12 – 14 years old, and at least 100,000 children are exploited every year within our borders. This has not slowed down due to the pandemic. Sadly, there are trends indicating an increase in the online exploitation of children.
All proceeds from the race will be designated to organizations working to help sexually exploited youth and women. We select MN-based organizations, along with one international organization, with a focus on those providing direct services to victims. We have an application process that also accounted for impact related to COVID-19. This year, we are excited to support Breaking Free, Terebinth Refuge, The Link (Passageways), Source and Hope Sewn.
“Nothing happens just because we are aware of modern-day slavery, but nothing will ever happen until we are.” – Gary Haugen, International Justice Mission (IJM)
We apologize for the recording beginning approx. 10 minutes into class. Feel free to do your own warm ups or favorite stretches before you begin!