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Run for Courage expands, readies for Folsom race

Run for Courage participants stretch before the start of the 2012 race. This year's race will take place in Folsom on Saturday, Sept. 28. Courtesy photo

Most people are shocked to discover girls as young as 10 are sold for sex every day in the United States. Officials estimate 100,000 to 300,000 American children are exploited each year in this $32 billion industry, and worldwide the number is close to 1.2 million. Pimps use violence and coercion to force these young girls […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run for Courage going strong, expands

Local non-profit continues to successfully combat human trafficking This May marks three years since Run For Courage Inc. began in El Dorado Hills. The mission: Raise funds and awareness to combat human trafficking. In the past three years Run For Courage has raised more than $300,000, which has benefitted multiple programs focused on restoring victims of […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girls invited to trafficking awareness and self-defense event

In an effort to help prevent human trafficking, Oak Ridge High School seniors Kelsey Nager and Jesslyn Lane, along with the school’s Do Something Club, have partnered with Run For Courage Inc., a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds to help combat human trafficking, to host the third annual Trafficking Awareness & Self Defense Day […]

No Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Parisian film crew documents local fight against sex trafficking

Vicki Zito, whose daughter was a sex-trafficking victim, talks with the French film crew that came to El Dorado Hills last month. Photo courtesy of RJ Ruby Productions

On Valentine’s Day a French film crew from CANAL+ in Paris came to El Dorado Hills to document the profound impact Run For Courage is having on community awareness and education concerning sex trafficking. Executive Director Ashlie Bryant and Director of Beneficiary Programs Vicki Zito met with the crew to tell the Run For Courage […]

No Comment / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run For Courage this Saturday

Run For Courage participants celebrate at the start of last year's race. Courtesy photo

Thousands expected to stand up against modern day slavery At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, Run For Courage will host its third annual Race to End Human Trafficking. Together on the field with more than 40 retail vendors, other anti-trafficking organizations and six survivors of trafficking, the Run For Courage team hopes to increase awareness […]

No Comment / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run for Courage race on Oct. 8

The second annual Run For Courage 5/10K race will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Folsom. Around the globe, millions of children suffer at the hands of captors and abusers in the $32 billion-plus “industry” known as sex trafficking. In the United States officials estimate that as many as 300,000 children are trafficked each year. California […]

No Comment / September 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout hosting self-defense class

Kelsey Nager

Kelsey Nager wants to open young girls’ eyes to the dangers of sex trafficking Local Girl Scout Kelsey Nager invites girls ages 12-18 to a free event at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 to learn about sex trafficking and to participate in a […]

No Comment / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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