Anchorage Barefoot Mile
JOY International is proud to Present the 2017 Anchorage Barefoot Mile!
The Founder and President of JOY International, Dr. Jeff Brodsky, has now been totally barefoot for almost 7 years! JOY International works diligently to rescue, restore, reintegrate, and prevent the sexual exploitation of children, teens and young women domestically and internationally.
WHY WE HAVE A BAREFOOT MILE
On July 19th, 2010, while searching in a garbage dump in Cambodia for children at high risk of being kidnapped and sold to brothels, Dr. Jeff was feeding a group of children living in the dump and noticed they were all barefoot. That evening, he made a life-changing decision to begin living barefoot in solidarity with the millions of trafficked and impoverished children around the world. One year later, The Barefoot Mile was born and has now become a global event. It is a wonderful way to gather a local community to join together and fight the horrors of child and human trafficking.
YOU can help us end this travesty against children! As a walker, you have the opportunity to ask your friends and family to sponsor you as you walk barefoot in solidarity with Dr. Jeff and trafficked children. By doing this, you help raise awareness for the event and increase your impact to help rescue more trafficked girls. Please know that while it's encouraged, it is not mandatory to walk barefoot. All ages are welcome.
Dr. Jeff says, “Awareness without action is apathy.”
Saying YES to joining the barefoot mile and helping us raise the much needed funds for rescue operations, means that you are willing to take action in helping JOY International fight child & human trafficking around the world. Each step you take can help us save another life.
Alone we can do a little, but working together we can accomplish so much more in using our resources to rescue another... and another... and another! Register today and join us on this walk for freedom!