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Run and Walk Planned to Benefit the Fight Against Child Sex Slavery and Human Trafficking

April 1, 2011

A 5K, 10K and Kids Kruise run/walk to benefit an organization that aims to end child sex slavery and human trafficking will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Great Plains Family YMCA in Weatherford.

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University  Psychology Club is sponsoring the run/walk to benefit Love 146.

Starting times for the run/walk are 8:30 a.m. for the Kids Kruise, 9:15 a.m. for the 10K and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K. Participants can register at the YMCA of Weatherford or the day of the race.

Costs vary depending on the race: Kids Kruise, $10; 10K, senior citizens and students $40 and adults $60; 5K, senior citizens and students $20, adults $35 and children accompanied by paying adult $15.

Registration forms are available at the YMCA,  Dr. Melinda Burgess’ SWOSU office in Psychology Room 126, or by calling Jennifer Osborn at (405) 779-0988. 

Osborn said most people in the United States are not aware that the United States is now the #1 destination in the world for sex trafficking and over 1 million children are currently involved in sex trafficking in the United States. Love146 focuses on education and direct intervention efforts as well as contributing and nurturing a growing abolition movement. People can learn more about Love146 at the site's website— love146.org.

Donations are welcome and the SWOSU Psychology Club is hoping for a big turnout to help the fight against something as heartbreaking as child sex slavery and exploitation that is taking place right here in Oklahoma, the United States and across the world.

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