Light a Life 2.0 Charity Run Aims to End Child Trafficking
To date, over 10.4 million children have been victims of human trafficking – and a group of students from HELP University are hoping to help put an end to it.
First organised in 2013 by members of the university's Child Development and Psychology Club, the Light a Life 2.0 returns this year to raise awareness on the serious issue of child trafficking.
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Last year's run was participated by over 500 runners who came to support the cause. The event was a huge success for the organisers, with a larger turnout than expected.
This year, organisers are aiming for 1,000 participants, and the charity run will be held at Central Park, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Datin Chan-Low Kam Yoke, the group CEO and co-founder of HELP University, also lent her support to the campaign.
"If all of us turn a blind eye, (traffickers) will have the upper hand to do whatever they want. We should all keep an eye out, so that the perpetrators will be more hesitant to make a move, thus reducing the trafficking rate of children,"
There are 3 different categories for Light a Life 2.0: a 3km fun-run as well as 7km and 12km competitive runs, with special rates for students and runners who sign up in pairs!
The Light a Life 2.0: End Child Trafficking Charity Run takes place on 26 October 2014 at Selangor. Registrations are open until 28 September.
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