Cycle for Freedom

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My name is Gregory Johnson and cycling saved my life. A few years ago I was experiencing some health issues; my weight had gone up to 333 pounds and I had all the problems that went along with it. I took up cycling to lose weight and I've lost 100 pounds in a relatively short period of time. 

I have a lot of time to think while I ride and I have decided to use my cycling to help others. I could not think of a better cause to support than Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) and the work they do to empower young people to act against human trafficking. Their amazing educational initiatives also help keep children from becoming victims in various forms of modern slavery. 

FDFI recently launched a new human trafficking education project called Globalize 13.  The Globalize 13 campaign will commemorate the coming 150th Anniversary of the 13th amendment and it will teach students about the slavery that exists in the products we use.

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment, I thought I would attempt to ride 150 miles in 24 hours on September 13, 2014. 150 miles is a long way and probably beyond my ability.  However, as I have been training for this fundraising campaign I've been feeling inspired. I plan on reaching my 150 mile goal, but I may try to push even further and shoot for 200 miles to help those who are still enslaved here in the U.S. and around the world today.    

This is an important cause and I hope you will consider supporting my Cycle for Freedom fundraising campaign by making a per mile pledge in the form below today!  Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support! 

In Freedom,

Gregory Johnson
LaVerne, CA

P.S.  Click here if you prefer to make a flat one-time donation to my Cycle for Freedom campaign or you can make a per mile pledge in the form below!

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives is an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) with the mission TO ADVANCE FREEDOM THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND STRATEGIC ACTION.  Our work is funded primarily from the generous contributions of individuals and organizations.

Your gift will help us engage, empower and protect children from the horrors of human trafficking and modern day slavery. By making a tax-deductible contribution or pledge today, you will help us bring prevention education to children all over the country and begin to change the paradigm of this insidious crime. 

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