There are a few charities close to my heart, but starting today, for the first time, I am participating in an official campaign to raise money for one of them. It’s a world-wide event for an organization called Love146 that works to rescue children from the sex trade running rampant in the world right now. The event, Tread on Trafficking, begins today (May 1) and runs through the end of June. Participants sign up and look for people willing to sponsor them per mile (or at a flat rate), with proceeds going to help Love146 continue their work – to rescue these children from suffering and help restore their dreams.
I am not a big fan of “exercise,” which is no mystery, but such is my belief in this organization that I am going to be getting off the couch to participate. I have joined Bethany Joy Galeotti’s team, The Love Warriors, and our team goal is to raise $15,000 over the next two months.
My personal goal as part of this team is to raise $500 over the next two months, and I would love to double or even triple that, based on the support I receive from YOU. Donations can be made directly to Love146 right now through my personal “Tread on Trafficking” page HERE.
Of course, I appreciate any and all donations that you can give to this organization, and I understand why a flat donation may be easier or more comfortable for you. However, I would love to have as many as are willing sponsor me PER MILE, so the harder I work, the more money I can raise, and we all win. I’ll be doing my “miles” in various ways, so if I can’t accurately measure a “mile” out of a workout, then I will measure in 20-minute increments, which is roughly the time it takes me to “tread” one mile. I have 8 weeks of “treading,” and I am setting myself a lofty goal of 100 miles. So, if I achieve that, and you sponsor me for $1/mile, then together, we’ve raised $100 to stop sex trafficking. Sponsor me for 50 cents/mile, and that’s $50.
I can only assume that undertaking this project will cause me to drop a few pounds. (Quite frankly, I am going to be highly annoyed if it does not, because otherwise I could be watching TV.) So, if you want, you can even sponsor me per pound. I have two months, so I’m setting a goal of 20 pounds. At $1/pound, that’s $20 out of your pocket. But if you’ve ever tried to lose weight, I think you’ll agree that a pound is worth more than a dollar.
So, please consider sponsoring me per mile, per pound, or at a flat rate. I’ll keep you updated on my progress sporadically, and your support will keep me motivated as I do this! If you want to come do some “miles” with me, then I invite you to come dance around the apartment with me, or take a stroll around town.
Above all, go check out www.Love146.org and consider getting involved!