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Vista Soroptimists to hold 30-day Walkathon to Fight Human Trafficking

VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invites the public to sign up now for their third annual “30 Miles in 30 Days to Fight Human Trafficking” Virtual Walkathon fundraiser. The Walkathon will begin Jan. 1, 2023, and end on Jan. 30. Participants can register online at http://bit.ly/3AYKYmi.

Proceeds raised from the Walkathon will support the club’s efforts to help women and children who have been trafficked.

“We’re asking our supporters locally and nationwide to pledge online to walk, run or bike a total of 30 miles in January, and to pledge $1 per mile. They can also choose to just donate without walking,” said event chair Jackie Huyck.

Participants can pledge individually, join an existing team, or form their own team. “People can work off the calories gained over the holidays, at their own convenience, while helping a worthy cause at the same time,” said Huyck. We’ve had walkers sign up from all over the country!” she added.

In addition to the virtual Walkathon, the club will be hosting their in-person 17th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event on Jan. 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at United Methodist Church of Vista at 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, with guest speaker Susan Johnson of Alabaster Jar Project.

Johnson will speak at around 10:30 a.m. and the walk will commence at 11 a.m., from the church, down Melrose Drive about 1-1/2 miles to Sunset Drive and back. Information tables, water and Stop Trafficking signs will be provided and the event is free to the public.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and similar events are being held throughout the county. For more information visit https://soroptimistvista.org/ or email [email protected] or call 760-683-9427.

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland.

 

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