5K raises money for human trafficking victims

A 5K run in West Lafayette raised funds and awareness for the dangers of human trafficking Saturday morning.

Posted: Apr 21, 2018 5:18 PM
Updated: Apr 21, 2018 9:48 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- A 5K run in West Lafayette raised funds and awareness for the dangers of human trafficking, Saturday.

The 10K and 5k run was at Calvary Church. Proceeds from the event benefit the International Justice Mission, a program that works to rescue and care for victims of sex trafficking and forced-labor slavery.

Team member Katie Schmidt said the event had a lot of support from the community.

"They are all over the world and they release people from human trafficking," said Schmidt. "They not only bring people into freedom and get them help and aftercare, also they prosecute those who are trafficking."

The goal for the race was to raise $20,000.

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