Free for Life International is proud to partner with JOY International to host the Nashville Barefoot Mile!
Free for Life's mission is the identification, assistance and restoration of human trafficking victims and survivors. They partner with organizations and individuals globally to meet the needs of trafficking survivors and those who are considered to be at high risk of being trafficked by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support.
The Founder and President of JOY International, Dr. Jeff Brodsky, has now been 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 noticed that all the children were barefoot. On that day, he made a 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 stand behind the horrors of child and human trafficking.
Free for Life International and JOY International are teaming up to host the Nashville Barefoot Mile to fight modern day slavery! 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!
YOU can help us fight 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 awarness 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.
Dr. Jeff says, “Awareness without action is apathy.”
Saying YES to joining the walk and donating means that you are willing to take action in helping JOY International and Free for Life International fight child & human trafficking around the world. Each step you take can help us save another life.