Funds raised from this Challenge will go to our club’s Service Fund to support one or more trafficking victims, through our Live Your Dream Education & Training Awards.*
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month!
Join the 30/30 Stop Human Trafficking Fitness Challenge!
a fundraiser to benefit victims of human trafficking
In addition to our club’s annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event and Walk* held each January, Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland is holding its Second Annual “30 Miles in 30 Days” virtual fitness challenge Walkathon. Funds raised from this Challenge will go to our club’s Service Fund to support one or more trafficking victims, through our Live Your Dream Education & Training Awards.
*30 Miles in 30 Days WALKATHON:
WHEN: January 1, 2022 through January 30, 2022
WHERE: Anywhere you can walk/run/bike safely!
WHAT: You sign up online, pledge $1 per mile walked (or whatever you can afford) and walk/run/bike a total of 30 miles in January. Online options include donating without walking, signing up as an individual, joining an existing team, forming your own team, ordering a tee shirt, downloading a walking log to keep track of miles, and signing up for our free Event and Walk with Guest Speaker San Diego DA Summer Stephan on January 29.
WHY: All funds raised through pledges and donations will go fund one or more Live Your Dream Awards (educational grants) for victims of human trafficking.
SIGN UP: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/soroptimist-international-of-the-americas-inc-vista-ca/30-miles-in-30-days-to-fight-human-trafficking-58ab8a46-7cfe-4c07-8bc6-dd1494be5232
Whether you choose to walk or run inside, outside, on a treadmill, on a bike…we only challenge you to cover 30 miles in 30 days in January. This challenge is excellent motivation for you to get in shape while raising money for a good cause!
*ABOUT the LIVE YOUR DREAM Award:
Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.8 million in education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world.
Over half of our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles, including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.
BELOW: Last year’s Walkathon raised over $11,000. Let’s do it again!
OVER $11,000 RAISED!
In 2021, our first-ever Virtual Walkathon raised over $11,000! THANK YOU all who donated! All funds raised through pledges and donations has been split between two local North County San Diego organizations fighting human trafficking: Alabaster Jar‘s Grace House and North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE. VIDEO of check presentation below: