Do you recognize me in this photo? Years ago, I had the chance to personally participate in a rescue mission alongside my friend and Operation Underground Railroad founder Tim Ballard to free child slaves from human trafficking. I went undercover with a full disguise, alongside Tim, the O.U.R. Ops Team which consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives on a sting operation to free 36 girls, ages 9 to 13, who were being trafficked. It was one of the ugliest things to witness the complete lack of humanity, and I have a lifelong commitment to supporting organizations like O.U.R. who relentlessly go after these traffickers. Who will not rest until every child is FREE.
This is heartbreaking and difficult to talk about, but the truth must be shared: 2020 has been a horrific year for many children. This year alone, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has experienced a 90.46% increase in reports of missing and exploited children, compared to the same time period in 2019… and the numbers are rising. NOW is the time to RISE UP.
We’re so proud to partner with Tim and O.U.R., an organization that has paved the way for permanent eradication of child sex trafficking through coordinated rescue and recovery planning. Sage and I, along with members of The Tony Robbins Foundation , have helped raise funds to free approximately 15,000 women and children from slavery and arrest of more than 1,700 traffickers around the world. And we aren’t stopping there!
The women and children saved are each a true testament to the power and resiliency of the human spirit – please join us on our path, in our mission to end suffering and bring light to even the darkest of places.
Join me along with Tim, Derek Hough , and Lindsey Stirling for the live broadcast of RISE UP FOR CHILDREN happening TODAY, JULY 30th at 6pm PT/9pm ET, on the O.U.R. Facebook page and YouTube channel. Thank you for using your voice, your influence, and this platform to be a FORCE FOR GOOD.