Lace up your sneakers and get ready to step out to help End Child Marriage and Human Trafficking as part of the third annual Global Hope 365 Walk/Run taking place on June 10th.
The walkathon will be held in the beautiful city of Irvine, CA along the scenic Jeffrey Open Space Trail. The event is organized by Global Hope 365 and co-hosted by Mayor Farrah Khan of Irvine.
The event will begin at 9.30 am with a 9.00 am arrival time to register at the open field by the Trabuco Center at 5701 Trabuco Road Irvine, California 92620. After opening remarks from Mayor Khan and various federal, state, county, and city elected officials, participants will be able to participate in either a 3k walk or a 5k run along the Jeffrey Open Space Trail.
Participants are encouraged to wear their company/organization/school T-Shirts.
It is important to take every opportunity to raise awareness about the prevalence of child marriage and human trafficking in our communities, sometimes hidden in plain sight. Human trafficking happens in all communities, rural and urban, and often in ways many of us would not suspect. There are hundreds of victims in Orange County, California, hundreds of thousands of victims in the United States, millions around the globe, and Children are easy targets. Learn how to protect them.
Global Hope 365 is also requesting sponsorships for the walkathon from (local) companies, individuals, and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and organizations of any size and start at $150. For a donation of $2,000 and up, companies will be included in direct email campaigns and get complimentary tickets.
Participants, sponsors, and volunteers can register online by visiting the event website at https://www.globalhope365.org/walk-4-hope. After the Walk/Run guests are invited to join for some snacks and refreshments and listen to a panel of experts.
Live Music is donated by the Hawaiian Hearts Band.
Global Hope wants to extend a special Thank You to Mayor Farrah Khan of Irvine and Senator Joe Dunn (Ret.) for Co-Hosting the Walkathon and also expresses a Thank You to all of their current Co-Sponsors: In honor of Rihab Yacoub Barakat, Fam Vans, Mohannad Malas/IRA Capital, Farrah Khan, Mayor of Irvine, Adita Arya, Samar Aziz.
Some facts about Human Trafficking and why it’s important to act!
Women and children are being sold for sex or labor, and sometimes both, around the world, but most shockingly in the United States. Global Hope 365 advocates for more awareness, education, prevention, and tougher legislation targeting the buyers and traffickers that are fueling this 150 billion dollar crime industry. We do this by collaborating with local groups and institutions to help them in solving inequitable practices based on gender. Our focus is on ending harmful practices towards women and girls such as Child Marriage, Human Trafficking and other forms of Gender-Based Violence.
Worldwide there are an estimated 40.3 million victims, in the United States there is an estimated number of 403,000 victims, and 6,211 in California. In Orange County alone, there are 13 new victims identified every month. Together, we can take action. Join our Third Annual Global Hope 356 Walk/Run to End Child Marriage and Human Trafficking on June 10th, 2023.
About Global Hope 365
Global Hope 365 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally, and worldwide, by advocating for their safety through raising awareness, education, and empowerment. We do this by collaborating with local groups and institutions to help them in solving inequitable practices based on gender. Our focus is on ending harmful practices towards women and girls such as Child Marriage, Human Trafficking, and other forms of Gender-Based Violence.