Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever Luncheon

January 20, 2018 at Saratoga National Golf Club

 

One of the most exciting events put on each year by Soroptimist International of Saratoga County (SISC) is Cabin Fever! Cabin Fever, an annual fundraising luncheon, provides a platform for individuals to gather, network, and raise money for a tremendous cause – improving the lives of women and children locally, nationally and internationally.

This year's Cabin Fever took place on January 20, 2018 at Saratoga National Golf Club. The 2018 Cabin Fever theme was ‘Talk About It,’ placing our focus on the tragedy of human trafficking. A $32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work. According to the U.N., about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time.

Human trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds, and people are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men are often trafficked into hard labor jobs, while children are trafficked into labor positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are typically trafficked into the commercial sex industry, i.e. prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation.

Not all slaves are trafficked, but all trafficking victims are victims of slavery. Human trafficking is a particularly cruel type of slavery because it removes the victim from all that is familiar to her, rendering her completely isolated and alone, often unable to speak the language of her captors or fellow victims.

We thank all of you who participated in Cabin Fever and helped us ‘Talk About it.' We look forward to the 2019 Cabin Fever. Watch this page for details later this year.

 

 

If you suspect an incident of sex trafficking in the
United States, call the National Human
Trafficking Resource Center’s 24-hour toll-free hotline
number at 888-3737-888. Callers can receive a
number of services including crisis intervention,
urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting and
comprehensive anti-trafficking resources.