Run 4 Their Lives Lynchburg 5k Run/Walk

Sat April 24, 2021 Lynchburg, VA 24515 US

"You Can Bring Prevention"


  • 1 in 3 students have seen pornography by the age of 12 years old?
  • 81% of adolescents (ages 14-18) have seen pornography
  • According to Crimes Against Children and the National Center for Missing and Exploited
    Children - child online solicitation increased fourfold in 2020


Isolation can bring about greater curiosity and access to pornography and inappropriate content. Do not allow devices with access to the internet in bedrooms. Instead, keep your electronic devices and internet access in common areas. 


  • 1 in 7 youth sends a sex and 1 in 4 forwards it
  • 83% of sex traffickers use the internet to solicit buyers
  • 93% of the time victims know and have a relationship with their their perpetrator


Have ongoing conversations with youth in your life on the characteristics of healthy and toxic relationships. Don’t forget to spend time evaluating your own!

Go to for more resources on how to start the conversation, keep it going, and prevent human trafficking and sexual exploitation

So, how can you bring prevention? 

1) Attend our FREE Parenting Workshop on May 1st 

It’s a unique time to be a kid today and you might feel powerless, overwhelmed and confused about where to begin protecting your kids. This workshop will give you tangible steps to immediately connect with your children and navigate being a parent where an over-sexualized culture is considered “normal." We want to encourage and equip you to be the most powerful voice of truth and love your kids have.

When: Saturday, May 1 from 9-11 am
Where: Mission House Coffee (downtown location)
Content by: Freedom 4/24's Prevention Education Manager, Faith Towles

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Registration closes Wednesday April 28th. For questions regarding the event, contact

You can register for the event here. 

2) Register for the race.

By registering for the race you are participating in amplifying the voice of your community saying "NO MORE". The reality is that kids are being trafficked and exploited from right here in the United States, in Knoxville, in their schools, and even in their homes. By participating in this race, you are taking an active step to stand up for the vulnerable, educate yourself, and through awareness, prevent exploitation from becoming apart of another child's story. 

If you are already registered, take the next step by signing up to become a fundraiser and take your advocacy even further. 

3) Engage with the youth in your life and sign up to go through our Prevention Education online for FREE

Freedom 4/24 partners with Power over Predator to offer FREE online training to upper middle school and high school students to educate themselves on the reality of the world we live in and give them practical everyday tools to protect themselves from exploitation. You can go through this program as a family, with your child, or use it as a resource for your youth to engage with. 
Please complete this interest form to connect with Freedom 4/24 to receive free prevention education. 

4) Watch our parenting series on how to prevent exploitation and have conversations with the youth in your life on these hard issues, featuring Freedom 4/24's Prevention Education Manager and various subject experts. 

This facebook live series called "Opening Up: Talking to Your Kids About Exploitation" is an amazing, FREE resource for parents to learn more about the realities facing our youth today. With eight episodes spanning a range of topics from pornography to simply how to connect with your child and have the hard conversation, Freedom 4/24's Prevention Education Manager, Faith Towles, has conversations with principals, college students, and a professional counselor to empower you as a parent to prevent exploitation from happening in your child's life! 

You can watch the series here

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