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WALK FREE:  Local activist to walk 500 miles for global slavery and human trafficking

Worcester, Massachusetts – September 1, 2016 – On Oct. 15, Robin P. Currie of Worcester, Massachusetts will undertake a 500-mile journey on foot from Portland, Maine to Washington, D.C. to provide information and raise awareness about human trafficking.

“Once people begin to understand the problem,” Currie said, “then we can begin, as a nation, to create the solution.”

It is estimated there are currently more than 20 million people globally who are victims of human trafficking and slavery.  Sixty-eight percent of these people are trapped in forced labor, 26 percent are children, and 55 percent are women and girls.

In 2015, an estimated 1 of 5 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims.

Currie leads the Central Massachusetts Coalition to End Human Trafficking.  Partners for WALK FREE include Currie Management Consultants, Inc. and Women In Action, Inc., both of Worcester.

For more information on WALK FREE, visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CMCEHT/  To donate, visit the Facebook page and click the donate button on the cover photo, or send all checks, payable to: The Currie Charitable Fund, to 292 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA  01605.

Contact Robin Currie at 781-223-6347 or email rpcurrie@gmail.com with any questions.