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Break Free ‘so much more than a run’

Join the fight to end sex trafficking by signing up for the Break Free Run in Folsom on Sept. 26. Courtesy photo

Who knew a terrible crime could turn into an opportunity to impact many people worldwide? When El Dorado Hills mother Vicki Zito’s 17-year-old daughter was taken from Safeway in 2008 and sold for sex on Craigslist for eight days before being rescued by the FBI, Zito and other El Dorado Hills parents founded the non-profit […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage coming up

The 5th annual Run For Courage will take place in Folsom on Sept. 27. Courtesy photo

Registration is open for the 5th annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events […]

Comments Off / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run For Courage race registration now open

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events for the […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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