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Shay Mitchell skydiving and raising awareness for sex traffickingShay Mitchell skydiving and raising awareness for sex trafficking

Shay Mitchell Skydiving to Prevent Sex Trafficking

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Shay Mitchell is known for her role as Emily on “Pretty Little Liars,” and just like her character does on the hit ABC Family show, the actress is taking a stand for others by going skydiving to raise awareness to prevent sex trafficking.

Mitchell has joined forces with project 18for18, which fights to end the horrific crime of sex trafficking. She will climb 18,000 feet in an airplane and jump to help raise a great deal of money for the cause.

Last year, the project’s goal was to raise $18,000, but now they hope to raise $50,000. Proceeds will fund the Somaly Mam Foundation Project Rescue, which can end up covering an entire year of costs for rescue missions in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Children as young as three-years-old are being sold as sex slaves.

This isn’t the first time Mitchell has partnered with Somaly Mam, as she visited Cambodia in 2011 to help with their fight. While there she tweeted, “Going to bed with a new outlook on life … Thank you to the girls I met today who have changed my life forever…”

On her fundraising page she posted, “Our goal is to make sure that no woman or child ever reaches out for help, and can’t receive it because of lack of funding. One day, one jump, one goal, Will you help us?”

Last year, over $38,000 was raised and the project hopes to raise much more this year. To help 18for18, visit Mitchell’s page here.

Other celebs will join Mitchell in the fight including Serinda Swan, Russell Simmons, Wilmer Valderrama and Mechad Brooks.

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