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Angel Express 2012: A Journey to help victims of Child Exploitation

A Man, A Horse, 8000 kms | Edmonton to Halifax & Return

A busy and fulfilling project for Alick Brooke, retired Chief Information Officer of Alberta Children’s Services.

Alick and “Zeus” are currently conditioning training in preparation for a 8,000 km (5,000 mile) horseback journey to raise funds and public awareness on Child Exploitation.

Alick’s journey will take him Edmonton to Halifax and returning to Edmonton in October, 2012.

Child exploitation can take many forms such as child abuse–physical or sexual–child labor or child trafficking. In recent years the internet has added a complexity to the problem of child exploitation by making access to child abuse images more readily available.

According to The Canadian Press there are more than 60,000 Canadians, and 600,000 Americans involved in the distribution of child abuse images. With numbers this large, it is the responsibility of the people in both countries to do what we can to put a stop to this.

Most important is to provide the appropriate support that these children will need to move on with their lives.

The funds raised by Angel Express will stay in the jurisdiction that they were raised in and go to those organizations which deal with the criminal aspect of the problem but the majority will go to those programs that deal with providing support to these children who are victims of exploitation.

“So much of the attention given this issue is focused on the criminal aspect. The Angel Express funds will focus primarily on the children impacted by these abusive acts”.