Now that's how to get attention for a cause!
NY Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey decided that he needed to do something bit to help fight the horrible thing that is sex trafficking, so he landed on going big right off the bat.
He climbed Kilimanjaro for the cause!!
And it wasn't met with a lot of support from his team, sadly. His career depends on being healthy and without injury, and they said they'd void his contract if he got hurt. Sounds like a bunch of unsupportive dicks to us!
Here's why he ignored them and did it anyway:
“The thought of my own daughters being exposed to the atrocities that happen in Mumbai, in the brothels, and through sex slavery over there just was heartbreaking…and so I felt almost criminal not trying to use any platform that I had to raise awareness for a cause that is incredibly worthy.”
He did it safely, and raised around $90,000 while he was at it.
Such an incredible inspiration!
And the good thing is that he's not done raising money yet… so you still have a chance to help out!
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