We are a couple of humble ski bunnies, who found joy in the snowy mountains. Our love for skiing and boarding is returning us to Whistler, Canada and we would like to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad.
We are not without our daily personal challenges and to find the joy we have experienced skiing and boarding the elements of nature, is a parable and absolute blessing not everyone gets to experience.
We are both from Western Australia, where it doesn't snow and skied for the first time only 6 years ago. For the last 2 years we have worked hard towards returning to Whistler for our January birthdays and have finally begun to achieve this.
To share the gratefulness we feel, we have decided to pay it forward and challenge ourselves to hike Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain together. It may not seem like a big deal for some but this will be the first time we have done this and instead of participating in a 16 km HBF run, we will be hiking and skiing/boarding two mountains of 2284m and 2115m high.
Simply put, children exposed to sex slavery boils our blood and breaks our hearts, and we want to do something about it. Over 2 million children are being sex-trafficked every year. Many are from developing countries and repeatedly sold to visiting "tourists", from infancy to adulthood!!
Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R) is a dedicated mission to rescue children from sex slavery. The heavy work is coordinated by a team of former navy SEALS, CIA and Special Ops operatives.
O.U.R is also involved in the post-recovery of rescued children who will need psychological help, food, shelter and a sustainable change where they can no longer be a part of the darkness in this world.
Over the last 4 years, 1588 victims assisted in the arrests of 745 traffickers around the world, ie India, Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico, US...
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