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EVENTS

Community is a key foundation of Lighthouse for Life. Not only do we rely on our community partnerships, but we want to do all we can to help our communities grow in their understanding of Human Trafficking and the role they can have against it.

Throughout the year, we host a variety of both fund-raising and awareness events that we would love for you to join. Many of our events are put on by Lighthouse for Life, however, at times we partner with others as well. If you have an event you’d like us to be a guest, please contact us!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Community Awareness Event - Blythewood, SC

ADMISSION: $

Location: Round Top Baptist Church 120 State Rd S-40-1902, Blythewood, SC 29016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We are so thankful to Round Top Baptist Church for sponsoring this event.

This will be a great opportunity for parents and students alike to come out and learn more about the disguises
human traffickers use and how to avoid the pitfalls.

We will discuss fact vs. fiction regarding the way human trafficking is portrayed on television to reality in SC.
This event is free to the public and perfect for anyone in grade 6 and above.

Questions? Call: (803) 786-1329

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Human Trafficking Awareness Event - West Columbia, SC

ADMISSION: $0

Location: Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church 1000 B Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mt Tabor Lutheran has graciously and courageously invited Lighthouse For Life to come and speak on Sunday September 22.

Join CEO Jen Thompson as she discusses the truth about human trafficking vs. the myths we so often confuse for reality.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there so come and gain some clarity.
Topics include but are not limited to
What is human trafficking?
What makes someone vulnerable?
Does trafficking only happen to females?
How do you decide who is a positive person or a negative person in life?
The 5 disguises traffickers try to use to get close to their target.
What do we do once we realize someone we know is being groomed or trafficked?
How can you help?

So if you are a parent, caregiver, student (grades 6-12) or community member this event is especially for you!

Questions? Call: (803) 796-5948

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Lexington SC Free Community Awareness Event

ADMISSION: $0

Location: Watershed Fellowship 711 E. Main St. Lexington SC 29072
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Hear From 3 Special Guests:
Lexington Police Chief Terrance Green
Victim Advocate also from Lexington Police Department, Dee Cochran
Author, Advocate, Survivor and Community Resource Coordinator for Lighthouse for Life Ms. Heather Cook

Childcare is available for children age 11 and under.

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions? Kevint@watershedfellowship.org

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2nd Annual Freedom Run

Location: Ebenezer PHC 501 Church Street West Columbia SC 29172
Time: 7:45 a.m.

L4L is so honored by our friends at Ebenezer for the amazing work they are doing to host The 2nd Annual Freedom Run.

Join us on September 21, 2019 for the Ebenezer Freedom Run to raise funds to deter human trafficking. There will be a certified 5K race and a 1 miler!

Race Details

Date: Saturday September 21, 2019
Time: 7:45 am - 8:45 am - Packet Pick up/ Registration
8:15 am - Kick Off
8:30 am - 5K Begins
Cost: 5K
$25 Adults
$15 Kids (5-17)

1 Mile
$15 Adults
Runners registered for the 5k or 1 mile race before September 4 will be guaranteed a race shirt.

Location: Ebenezer PHC
501 Church Street
West Columbia, SC 29172

Packet: Friday September 21 from 3:30- 4:30 Ebenezer PHC. 501 Church Street.

Late Registration: Online registration closes on Thursday, September 19 at midnight.

Race day registration from 7:45-8:45 am

Awards: Medals and gift cards awarded to top finishers in the following categories: Elementary, Middle, High School, Adult Male, Adult Female, 50+ male, 50+ female

Timing: The race will be officially timed by FasTrak Timing

You must register by September 4 to receive a t-shirt on race day

Race participation is not required to donate

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The Great Inflatable Race Columbia

ADMISSION: $0

Location: pin Saluda Shoals Park: 6071 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29212
Time: 9:00 a.m.

WHAT IS THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE?
The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime!

Register using code LIGHTHOUSE2019 to save money AND have a part of your registration donated to Lighthouse For Life!!!

You'll start the race climbing one of our inflatables and then race your friends and family to the next inflatable obstacle. This bouncy course contains between 8-10 massive inflatables that will bounce, bump and slide you all over the place! You'll finish the race with a perfect photo op on our final inflatable, and after a nice refreshing drink, you can check out our awesome Inflatable Village. Check out our Inflatable Village page to see what the after party is all about!

Our inflatables are one of a kind, and your whole family will enjoy this amazing run. Bring your kids and feel like a kid again yourself. Join us at The Great Inflatable Race!

Last year we had 71 participants register for Lighthouse for Life. This years goal is 150.


If you would rather participate as a volunteer register to volunteer using the same code and L4L will receive a $20 donation for every volunteer who works a 4 hour shift.

To register visit https://thegreatinflatablerace.com/columbia

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L4L 101 - Volunteer Training Class

ADMISSION: $0

Location: Radius Church 300 West Main St. Lexington SC
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Interested in being a volunteer with Lighthouse for Life? In that case we would like to invite you to our Volunteer Training Class. We ask all volunteers to attend this class as a Lighthouse for Life 101 type of experience.

If you are interested in attending this class we ask that you email our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@LighthouseforLife.org and specifically sign up to attend.

You will learn about....
- the founding of Lighthouse for Life
- our staff
- our mission
- our volunteer leaders
- ways to volunteer
- levels of volunteer involvement
- and much more.

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