Run to Break the Chain LV 2018



Why This Cause Means so Much to me

I am a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA essential oils. I first learned of Operation Underground Railroad at dōTERRA's convention in 2016. I remember Tim Ballard, the founder of O.U.R. standing on stage, giving us stats about the horrific industry of sex-trafficking. The numbers are staggering. I sat there with tears streaming down my face, wondering how something this evil could exist and feeling helpless because it's such a huge problem. However, as I continued listening to Tim, I started to have hope. There are good people in this world who are doing tremendous work to make this evil stop. Yes, there's a lot to do. And yes, it will take some time. But if you research what O.U.R. has already done in a few short years, you'll see that they're making headway.

I knew right there in that arena that I would be pouring a part of my heart and soul into this mission. I have always wanted to do something bigger than myself in my lifetime. This is me, making a vow to the children who are suffering - to help them be rescued and healed.

The Impact

Since then I've ran a couple of fundraising efforts for O.U.R. The next one on my list is to direct a 5k run. It is called Run to Break the Chain (Las Vegas chapter). I wish to raise awareness and funds to further the mission of O.U.R. and recruit more abolitionists to the cause. This is my first 5k run, and my very first big event that I am directing. 

The Las Vegas Run to Break the Chain is in need of funds to cover the operational expenses (permitting, timing, power, etc.) and we need your help. Please consider becoming an event sponsor by donating to this campaign. All funds for this campaign will go to Run to Break the Chain.

O.U.R's mission statement is clear. It says right on the home page of their website that they exist to rescuse children from sex trafficking. My mission is also clear as a volunteer partnering with O.U.R. - I join them in their heroic efforts to help bring as many children to safety and peace as possible.

Will you join us? 


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