Walking For A Purpose

by Caleb Booker
Delta Digital News Service

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — A21’s fifth annual “Walk For Freedom” raised awareness about global human trafficking.

A21’s march took place in over 20 countries and in six continents around the world. The nonprofit organization aims to stop sex trafficking globally.

Lanley Scroggins organized the “Walk For Freedom” at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau this year. She is looking forward to helping the community better understand what sex trafficking is and why it needs to be stopped.

“I want to do my part to bring awareness to those around me and I hope that others catch a flame that compels them to be a part of the solution,” Scroggins said.

Brittany Smith participated in the event. She said this topic and the walk is important to her.

“It can draw the community closer together and help them take a stand for something that affects the whole world,” Smith said.

Participant Willie Brown said this event can help the community.

“From my perspective, we need to stop human trafficking. It really needs to be done and it will make our community a lot stronger,” he said.