Fifth Annual Run 4 The Cause to Benefit Christy’s Cause

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The Fifth Annual “Run 4 The Cause,” a 5K Fun Run & After Party to support Christy’s Cause will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Living Waters Church, 22100 S. Tamiami Trail (corner of Williams and Tamiami Trail), Estero, FL 33928. Christy’s Cause is a local non-profit working to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives.

“Human Trafficking ties second as the largest global enterprise, with Florida ranking third in the nation for reported cases,” said Christy Ivie, founder of Christy’s Cause. “One of four victims are children. We are fighting to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need our help.”

More than $85,000 was raised by more than 400 participants in 2019. The 2020 goal is $100,000 and 500 participants.

The event will include a professionally-timed 5K Run and 80’s After Party. The run will begin at 7:00 p.m. concluding with an awards ceremony at 8:00 p.m. Every runner will receive a participation medal. Placement awards will be given to the best 80’s themed team, top overall male and female runners, top boy and girls ages 5-10 and top males and females in the following age groups: 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. The 80’s after party will begin at 8:20 p.m. and will include food trucks, DJ, and a kid’s zone.

The fee to participate is $30.00 per person plus a $3.00 signup fee. The price increases to $35.00 per person after February 27th. Registration on race day is $45.00 per person. Those running on a team will receive a 10% discount after their Team Leader registers. Registrants will receive a swag bag that include a quality race t-shirt, a disposable bib. An integrated timing tag will be given to runners on race day.

Event partners include Coconut Point Ford, Wayne Smith Family Foundation, Wealth Managers LLC, Dominion Contracting, Starbucks, Living Waters Church, and Wells Fargo. Additional partnership opportunities are available.

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About Christy’s Cause

Christy’s Cause, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization launched in Estero, Florida in 2015 that is working to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, public awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives. Christy’s Cause collaborates with existing organizations who are providing services to victimized minors locally, nationally, and globally. Christy’s Cause works to create awareness through speaking engagements, public service announcements, social media initiatives and community events. To effectively understand issues concerning the commercial sexual exploitation of children, Christy’s Cause stays informed and educated by networking with law enforcement, state agencies, educators, health professionals, and service providers. Christy’s Cause believes that as our community becomes more knowledgeable on the issues of sex trafficking we become more powerful in fighting against this epidemic.

For more information about Christy’s Cause visit, email or follow Christy’s Cause on Facebook and Instagram.