Yale students organize Rescue Run

Over $900 raised for organization that rescues children from human trafficking

Dana-Lee Slanina and Shaemus Wickham (centre) were among Yale leadership 11 students who attended the Rescue Run event.

Dana-Lee Slanina and Shaemus Wickham (centre) were among Yale leadership 11 students who attended the Rescue Run event.

On Saturday, June 7,  students at Yale Secondary School hosted the Rescue Run to support “Destiny Rescue,” an international organization that actively rescues children from human trafficking and  sexual exploitation.

The run/walk was five kilometres around Mill Lake and with just over 50 participants, several volunteers and help from the Running Room, just over $900 was raised.

As one of many leadership events, this one was especially important to Rachel Lee in Grade 12 who has been actively fundraising for the cause all year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students who coordinated Rescue Run event: (Left to right)  Michael Skewes, Madison Gray, Julia Martens, Caylie Kivipato, Rachel Lee, Nick Enns, Nafeel Ahmed, Ashli Vierke, Aubrie Mitchell and Sameer Islam