BENEFITING: Girls Gotta Run Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2014
Girls Gotta Run Foundation helps support and empowers young female runners in Ethiopia. Girls Gotta Run is helping young women in Ethiopia pursue their running dreams, and at the same time helping them to find pride, self-respect, confidence, a sense of well-being and personal power. While most of the girls do not become professional athletes, some of them do, and training allows the girls to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and to enhance their personal economic opportunities. The girls also become role models in their communities to other women and younger girls.