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Sun., Oct. 4
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Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club plans walk/run to support women rescued from sex trafficking industry


The Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club will be hosting a FREE THE GIRLS 5K Walk/Run on May 17 at the Dobisky Visitors. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race beginning at 10a.m.

The 5K Walk/Run is a bra drive with a fun twist. The Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club will be collecting bras to donate to women rescued from sex trafficking jobs. Second-hand clothing is a profitable market in many countries around the world. Bras are usually sought after items. Girls can make three to five times the minimum wage in their community by selling bras.

Participants will be asked to pick their level of support as part of their registration fee. At the $5 donation level, participants will agree to wear their gently used bra donation proudly on the outside of their race shirt during the race and deposit it at the end. The $10 donation level is for participants that don’t want to run wearing their donation of a gently used bra but will donate one to support this great cause. With a $15 donation, participants do not bring a bra but will be making the donation to help with postage when mailing the bras.

For more information or to obtain a registration form contact Melanie Flack at or 355-1363. Completed forms can be mailed to Ogdensburg Area Zonta, PO Box 1223, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Checks can be made payable to Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club. By pre registering you will be entered in the door prize. It is not a bra.

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