• 5k raises funds, awareness for fight against human trafficking

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 100 runners came out Saturday morning for the 3rd annual “Run For Their Lives” 5k in south Charlotte.

    The 5K is held to raise awareness of the horrors of human trafficking. Some of those who came out on Saturday ran in honor of two survivors from the Tar Heel State – Allison and Ivy.

    [ALSO READ: 'I had lost all hope': Charlotte athlete shares story of being human trafficking victim]

    Many others had names of victims written on their arms as a way of showing support.

    All proceeds from the race going toward ongoing efforts to aid victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

    Eyewitness News reporter Stephanie Tinoco served as the emcee for the event.

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