A group of local volunteers have organized Darien’s first annual Tread on Trafficking walk to fundraise and increase awareness of human trafficking in Connecticut. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. on September 30 at Noroton Presbyterian Church and will go down to Tilley Pond Park. Tickets are available online and all proceeds from the event will be donated in support of Love 146, an international human rights organization focused on combating trafficking and the exploitation of children.
Darien resident Julie Napolitano said she decided to take action against human trafficking after attending a panel discussion hosted by the Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan. Napolitano told the Times that plans for the Tread on Trafficking walk were hatched in her living room after she reached out to interested friends from around Connecticut.