Arthur, Illinois — In October, 2016, for her 14th birthday, Lindsey Yoder’s mom took her to see the movie “Priceless” which brought to light the issue of human trafficking. Immediately, Lindsey says she wanted to do something to stop it. Last summer 15 year old Lindsey Yoder walked 300 miles from Arthur, IL to Nashville, TN to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking and to raise funds for an organization who is fighting hard to do just that.
This spring Lindsey is biking from Mexico to Canada to continue her mission to be, as she says, “the voice for those who don’t have a voice”. Lindsey will be leaving April 1 along with her sister, brother, mom and cousin to drive to the border of Mexico where they will begin their ride to Canada.
“I had a goal to raise $195,000.00 to fund the rescue and rehabilitation of 30 girls. I didn’t raise enough on the walk to Nashville, so I’ve been training and planning to ride from Mexico to Canada in April and May of 2018.”
Yoder has been preparing for this trip since last fall. Yoder says these trips are not about her. They’re for the people she’s fighting to get justice for. “I have a voice, and I want to be the voice for the people who don’t have a voice.”
If you are going to be in the area you are invited to join them March 31, the day before they leave, for a 10K kick off ride starting and ending at Arthur Southern Baptist Church parking lot. Come be a part of this exciting journey and find out how you can participate in the adventures all along the way.
You can visit Lindsey’s website at www.bikeforfreedom.com.
Lindsey’s Event Page
You can follow Lindsey’s progress on this page.
Cover photo: Screenshot of video