BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF THE BAY AREA INC
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
This April, I will be running 26.2 miles (my first marathon!!) in memory of my amazing mother who passed away last April.
I am fundraising for Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, a fantastic non-profit that I have been a part of since moving to San Francisco 3 yrs ago. GOTR provides an innovative running program for girls ages 8 to 13 that uses experiential learning to teach very specific and well-defined social and personal skills. We believe it is critical to reach girls at an early age in order to teach them these important life lessons and to prevent at-risk behavior such as eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, obesity, and adolescent pregnancies. After a 10-week season coached by trained volunteers, the program culminates in a community 5K event in Golden Gate Park that gives the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.