Running to Stop the Traffik is an international youth movement aimed at combating human trafficking worldwide. The race is a huge relay style endurance event where students across Southeast Asia (Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore) will race around the 3.2km track for 24 successive hours from the 15th to 16th November 2014. Since the first race back in 2010, we have engaged more than 1,500,000 young people in the fight against modern-day slavery, and have raised more than US$300,000 for grassroots anti-slavery charities in the process. It’s an amazing cause to be a part of when you think about how so many people, especially young children are suffering in the fastest growing international crime in the world.
This year, our fundraising goal for the 24 Hour Race in Hong Kong is HKD 2 million. This is an extremely achievable goal if everyone of you reading this can donate - even a small amount can go a long way to combating human trafficking! RTST is a non-profit organisation, all excess funds will be donated to our beneficiary charities through our charity partner The Mekong Club once costs have been covered. Partner beneficiaries include Freedom Matters, APLE Cambodia, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, HOME and SUKA Society.
This is a cause that I believe to be of the greatest important; it is not only about combating one of the most devastating global issue, but it also goes to show that young people have the ability to make a change in the society. It would be amazing if you can support me in making a difference in other people’s lives by donating. Thank you for your generosity and contributions to a better future.
For more information about the race, please visit: http://www.24hourrace.org