CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) As a kid, Christian Griffith was sexually abused. 30 years later, he's taking his message across the country by running from New York City to San Francisco. He says he was recently inspired by the #MeToo Movement to use his story to help others.
"The door was cracked open and then the women just kicked it down and it was amazing to watch on the news and it just gave me more motivation and made me feel that this was the perfect time for this," he says.
That's when Run2Heal became a reality.
"I felt the only thing that was missing was a voice for the men and 1 in 3 girls is sexually abused by the time they're 18 so is 1 in 6 boys," Griffith says.
His goal is to raise $1 million to help treat and prevent child abuse. So far, he's raised $200,000.
Griffith is partnering with Help for Children, an organization that distributes grants across the country to help combat abuse.
"The more money I can raise the more money goes out," Griffith says.
Griffith will conclude his journey August 22 as he runs over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.