BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT DATE: Oct 12, 2014
I'm fundraising again! This year I've chosen to fundraise for Girls on the Run Chicago.
When I was younger, no one ever told me that running was something I could learn to do. I was horrendous at it and I truly dreaded the one-mile run in elementary school and the 20 minute run in high school. These things were horrible because it was pretty much you either could run or you couldn't. I never got the impression that I could learn to run; I just thought I couldn't.
Later I found out that it was pretty easy to walk and then run longer and longer with just a bit of structured training.
Now, I wish that I had had something like Girls on The Run when I was a kid. They teach girls that, yes, you can do anything. It's not just about running. We can say "Yes!" to a challenge!
Confidence, Empowerment, and some healthy activities is what this is all about. I wish every girl can have the opportunity I didn't have when I was growing up-- something to show them that they can learn to do anything they want, especially when it seems impossible!
Girls on the Run - Chicago wrote -
Did you know that more than 75% of Girls on the Run participants request scholarship funding to be able to participate in our program and because of the SoleMates team GOTR has never needed to say no?
This year we are challenging ourselves to complete a marathon and raise scholarship funds so that any girl can participate in this life-changing program.
Girls on the Run-Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be healthy and confident. Using a fun, experience-based after-school curriculum which creatively integrates running, the innovative program combines training for a 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development.
Last season the SoleMates team raised just under $280,000 and this year our goal is even bigger: $350,000. Help us reach our goal so that we can continue to inspire girls across Chicagoland to be joyful, healthy and confident!
Every donation has a huge impact!
$5 will cover the cost of one girl's healthy snacks for a season
$47 covers the cost of the average program scholarship
$141 covers the cost for one girl to participate in GOTRC for one season