On June 25th, the community surrounding Woodlake is coming together with the anti-trafficking organization Compassion First to bring hope to the darkest places and freedom to the most precious girls.

This event is inspired and led by Madison Argyle, a teenager living in the Woodlake Community. For the past six years, she has used her birthday as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. This year is extra special – her Sweet 16. So, she is going all out with a 5K Lantern Walk/Run to raise awareness and funds for the work that Compassion First is doing to care for child survivors of sex trafficking.

The girls CF cares for are my age, and I want to help them and let them know that they matter and are loved. Our family has worked closely with this organization for many years. They are very special to us.” – Madison Argyle

We will start at the Woodlake Pavilion at 6:30 pm with live music, food, speakers, and kids’ activities. We will end with a 5k twilight walk/run through Woodlake carrying lanterns. It’s going to be a special night!

In addition to supporting Compassion First, the Richmond-based organization, Into the Neighborhood, will also be onsite to collect donations for Get Clean! Baskets. We invite you to support this community-based work through your donation of hygiene items.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at 6:30pm

Location: Woodlake Pavillion

14710 Village Square Place, Midlothian, VA 23112

Tickets Include: T-shirt and a lantern (or headlamp for runners)

Cost: $45/adult, $25/under 18, $0/under 6


6:30pm: Festivities begin! Tee-shirt/lantern pick-up, food truck, live music, Compassion First experience exhibit, event sponsor booths, and more!

7:00pm: Program starts

8:20pm: Light your lanterns

8:30pm: 5k Lantern Walk begins!

10:00pm: Event ends

What to Bring: Lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music, comfortable shoes and attire for your 5k, and any donations of hygiene products for Into the Neighborhood.

Event Map:


Please register your group using the button below! You will be asked several questions including your t-shirt size and whether you will be joining in person at the event in Virginia or virtually. We can’t wait to have you join us on June 25th!

Interested in Volunteering or Sponsoring the Event? 

You can join Compassion First in providing hope and healing to survivors of sex trafficking by volunteering at the event or covering some of our event expenses.


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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