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Cherish All Children Hybrid 5K

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June 7-9, 2024

Your time and place or walk together Sunday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. at Victory Memorial Parkway.

Join us for this fun event where YOU can make a significant difference in keeping children safe! Run, walk or sponsor a team member to help raise awareness and support to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Head out solo or with family and friends to run or walk your own 5K (3.1 miles or about 30 blocks); or meet up with Cherish All Children’s church and community partners for a group walk at 4499 Victory Memorial Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55412. We’ll have water, snacks and enjoy a great time together!  

Runners or Walkers

  1.  Sign up to be a part of Team Cherish All Children (there’s no registration fee). To thank you for being an important member of our fundraising team, we’ll send you our 5K logo t-shirt or baseball cap so you can help raise awareness of Cherish All Children’s work to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
  2. Ask friends and family to sponsor you! They can sponsor you via our 5K fundraising page. We’ll keep track of how much money is raised in your honor.

    Participation Goal: The goal for each runner or walker is $300. For example, consider asking 10 friends to sponsor you for $30 each.

    Challenge Goal: The first eight runners or walkers with donations totaling $500 or more will prompt a donor to give an additional $500 match! You can help us reach our goal of $20,000 to continue this critical work!

  3. Share and tag your hybrid 5K moments on your social media using: #CherishAllChildren5K

Friends and Family — Sponsor a Runner or Walker

sponsor a runner or walker

YOU can make a significant difference. Sponsor a runner or walker today, and please include who you’d like to sponsor. Your gift will help us reach $20,000 to keep children safe!

This event is more than a fundraiser. It’s a time to celebrate our work together and strive to have an even greater impact within our communities throughout the coming year. With the significant increase in online sextortion schemes, our work with confirmation classes, youth groups and families is critical. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in keeping young people safe!

If you have questions, please contact us at or 651.207.3357.


The Minnesota Human Trafficking Prevention and Response Network Quarterly Meeting

January, April, July and October 2024

Join with others across the state to learn from each other and work together to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Register online. Many other states and communities have human trafficking task forces joining together — we encourage you to engage with these groups in your area.


E-newsletter & Media

Read and sign up for the Cherish All Children email newsletter (5-6 issues per year), and view past media articles about our work.

Lunch & Learn: Protecting Youth from Online Sextortion

boy on cell phoneView this recorded session to learn about the national crisis of sextortion, what you can do to keep children and youth safe, and resources to support them if needed.

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Lunch & Learn: Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth

January was National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Watch our recorded session to hear how our leaders across Minnesota address what is being done to prevent exploitation and support youth, and how you can get involved.

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Lunch & Learn: Safe and Healthy Relationships for Youth

Youth GuideView our Lunch & Learn: Safe & Healthy Relationships for Youth to learn about our Safe and Healthy Relationships guides, and how you can lead sessions in your faith community! Co-authors Deacon Erica Larson, Director of Faith Formation at Lake Nokomis Lutheran and Joy McElroy, Cherish All Children Executive Director, walk through the four-session youth and leader’s guides, equipping you to lead.

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Learn more and download a copy of the Youth and Leader's Guides.