Over 2 million children are currently enslaved around the world, including every single one of the 50 United States.
They have been stolen. They have been sold. They are being held captive.
On average, a child sex slave is forced to service up to 40 men a day.
Girls just like my nine year old daughter...
boys just like my 14, 11 and 7 year old sons...
children just like your children.
We need to stop waiting for others to end this horrific crime and step up and be a part of the solution ourselves.
Stop Child Trafficking Now funds a bold, new approach that addresses the demand side of child sex trafficking. SCTNow targets buyers and predators for prosecution and conviction with the philosophy that if we extinguish the demand, we extinguish the crime.
And I am partnering with them to stop child trafficking now.
On the weekend of October 2-3, 2010, thousands of individuals (including me!) in communities across the United States and Canada will participate in Stop Child Trafficking Now walks to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue of child trafficking.
Not only am I walking to help put an end to modern-day slavery, but I have formed a team, Stilettos & Grace, so we can fight for this goal together.
Please help in one of three ways:
Become part of the Stilettos & Grace team! If you live in the Colorado Springs area, sign up to walk with me on October 2nd. Help raise money to put an end to one of the worst crimes of humanity, and raise awareness at the same time.
If you don't live in the Colorado Springs area, go to www.SCTNow.org and find a walk that's taking place near you and sign up!
Go here and click on "Support Me" to take part by making a financial contribution.
You can also write a check to SCTNow and mail it to
414 West 51st Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10019.
(Please write my name in the memo line.)
Any contributions you make go directly to abolish the atrocity of child slavery.
Please give anything you can to help.
Give $5 and don't stop by that coffee shop tomorrow.
Give $10 and bring lunch from home next Tuesday instead of going to that restaurant.
Give $100 just because you can.
Because we see suffering and can turn away when we've had enough.
These children can't turn away, because they're the ones suffering in captivity.
For more information, please visit www.SCTNow.org.
And, if you happen to live in Denver there is not only a walk you can participate in, but there is also a Stiletto Run.
How awesome is that?