When I ran my first marathon in Oct. 2009, I ran to raise money for a charity called LOVE 146. If you were a reader back than you may remember what it is all about, but I wanted to take a minute and spotlight this unbelievable charity. This little video gives a quick overview…
Isn’t it just mind blowing? Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest grossing crime in the world? To think that there are millions of children in this word that are being sold for sex and slavery makes my heart ache. LOVE 146 not only helps with the prevention of Human Trafficking but also with Aftercare and Research. They provide children saved from slavery with education, family, security and help them find their place in society again. I really can not say enough about LOVE 146. The idea of child sex slavery has always greatly effected me, but since becoming a Mom, my heart has grown like a million times bigger toward children. Sometimes when I am holding Rowan, I can’t help but think of all those children that need us to do something to help them. I really can’t stop thinking about it. I always make goals for myself on New Years and this year I wanted to do something that could make an impact, even if its just a small one. Sometimes I feel like we get so caught up in our own lives, that we forget that there are other things greater than ourselves going on around us. That is why I decided to come up with this idea….
I have decided to run another Marathon. I will be running the Ottawa Marathon on Memorial Day weekend (*there is also just a half marathon that day too, if you were more interested in that) this year and I want to invite you to run it with me. If you live in the Northeast, it would be awesome if we could make a team of runners to run for LOVE 146. Even if you don’t live around the NE maybe you could find a marathon in your own hometown and run along with us as part of our team. I want to spread the word and I want to help. I will be making weekly posts about training, recipes that will be good for fueling your bodies and chronicling the journey along the way. If you would like to train along with me, each Monday I will be posting the weekly training schedule that you can complete on your own or with friends. I will be setting up a donation page that you can use to get your friends, family and local business’ to donate to. Even if you aren’t a runner, you can still help us with this fight by helping us raise money along the way or by donating yourself.
If you have any interest this year to run a marathon or to do something that will help so many children please email me at jenloveskev(at)gmail(dot).com. I would love to talk to you personally and give you more info about the LOVE 146 running team. Please don’t feel like you have to run a marathon to make a difference. If you have a goal this year even to run a 5k, that is awesome. I would love to hear about it!
To watch other LOVE 146 informational videos, head over to their youtube channel