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What is Glow for the Girls?

Glow for the Girls is the first of it's kind, a GLOW IN THE DARK 5k devoted to raising awareness about Human Trafficking. Our mission is to unite the University of Maryland campus community to stand against the exploitation and enslavement of over 27 million people in the world today. We are focusing our efforts on INDIA, a country with 12% of its children in child labor conditions. Approximately half of the world's slaves are estimated to be from India, with over 5x as many people forced into slave-wage labor, forced sex, or forced domestic work (that often involves both sex and labor). We will show the world that the University of Maryland and its Students are united against this horrible violation of human rights. We are raising money to build schools in communities with extreme poverty and limited access to education. By providing education, we can reduce child/family vulnerability to exploitation and help break the cycle of poverty in these regions. With education, we can empower children, families, communities, and even the nation in the fight against poverty and vulnerability to human trafficking!

Why Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking, or the trade of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or for the extraction of organs and tissues affects an estimated 27 million individuals worldwide. Beyond our borders, especially in developing countries, gaps in education, wealth, and safety enable the exploitation of millions of children and their families. Without a stable source of education, many families and their children are vulnerable to the manipulation and deceit of traffickers who promise education, employment, or simply an escape from their current situation. Often times children are sold or given to traffickers in hopes that they will find opportunity elsewhere, only to find themselves trapped in a brothel or labor camp, unable to escape. Education has the power to change the lives of these children by teaching them marketable skills, self-confidence, safety, and that they are far more valuable than just their bodies. $10,000 will build a single school or school room in India, a country with high levels of child sex and labor trafficking.
*** It is estimated that 1/2 of all of the world's slaves are in/from India 
(total = 13.9 million)*** (

Where is my Money Going?

All money donated to this event will be donated to Free The Children, a charity which builds schools and supports their operation in many countries around the world. They have the HIGHEST rating by several of the non-profit/charity rating bureaus, with only 10% being used for operation/administrative costs... thats right, 90% of all donations go directly to funding projects in communities where the funding is needed! Everyone who registers to race/donate will receive email updates about the schools being built in India! YOU get to see exactly what we are working for!

For more information about Free The Children, check out:

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772 Apr 03, 14 07:56 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Wenge Yu
769 Apr 03, 14 07:10 PM $15.00 #slowjog Register to Run! Hemi V Thaker
767 Apr 03, 14 06:58 PM $25.00 Jennifer Stevens
765 Apr 03, 14 06:42 PM $15.00 YAY DEM! Register to Run! Adam Ziegel
762 Apr 03, 14 05:16 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Renuka Tripu
760 Apr 03, 14 04:46 PM $15.00 holllllaaa Register to Run! Oma Wonodi
758 Apr 03, 14 04:33 PM $5.00 Y'all are awesome. Praveen Puppala
756 Apr 03, 14 04:1 PM $0.00 Register to Run! Unregistered User
748 Apr 03, 14 01:17 PM $0.00 Register to Run! Unregistered User
711 Apr 02, 14 06:10 PM $15.00 hheheh Register to Run! steven nguyen
686 Apr 01, 14 11:23 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Brady Stevens
662 Mar 31, 14 09:46 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Stefanie Biondi
634 Mar 30, 14 07:38 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Charles Milrod
633 Mar 30, 14 07:38 PM $0.00 Register to Run! Unregistered User
632 Mar 30, 14 07:37 PM $0.00 Register to Run! Unregistered User
631 Mar 30, 14 07:35 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Jeremy Palmer
594 Mar 26, 14 06:28 PM $15.00 Yay us! Register to Run! Kenitra J Alston
588 Mar 26, 14 02:15 PM $15.00 Register to Run! Darpan Kayastha
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410 Donate! I ain't runnin! I support the cause, but will not be present at the event. 1.0 5000 0
409 Register to Run! Click this if you would like to Run the Glow for the Girls 5K on April 3rd! Minimum donation is $15, but feel free to donate as much as you want! There are prizes for the TOP fundraising campaigns! 15.0 5000 13
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