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Local Branch of Durga Tree International to Hold Lacing Up for Freedom Walk

SPARTA, NJ –Durga Tree International is holding their fourth annual Lacing Up for Freedom Walk-a-thon on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Proceeds from the walk go toward eradicating child trafficking. Registration for the walk is $35 for adult walkers, $20 for student walkers and $15 for canine walkers and will include a t-shirt, water bottle and backpack. Prizes will be awarded to the top student walker, top adult walker, top canine walker and top student and adult teams. It is a fun, family event with children’s activities and breakfast for all walkers.

There will be walks happening around the country and out-of-town supporters who are interested in being a part of this event can find a team near them or register to walk as a “hometown hero” in their town. For those in New Jersey, the five-mile walk will be held at the Ridgewood, Wild Duck Pond, rain or shine. Registration and information can be found at: https://www.DurgaTreeInternational.org/WALK. At three years old, this collaborative non-profit organization, co-created by Beth and Tim Tiger and Jess Hoertel, has raised over $400,000 to aid in the war against Modern Slavery.

As a project driven non-profit organization, they work with grassroots organizations around the world who are on the ground actively working to end this epidemic. Durga Tree International’s mission is to “take the homework out of becoming involved in this movement by qualifying hardworking, worthy organizations from around the world, and then becoming the fundraising vehicle they so desperately need.”

Additional Durga Tree International events are planned for 2017, including volunteer immersion trips to Guatemala and Thailand, and the fifth annual benefit gala in October. For more information on the gala as well as other events and opportunities, visit their website, http://durgatreeinternational.org. They can be reached at info@DurgaTreeInternational.org or by phone at 973-461-6621.

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