BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF MARICOPA COUNTY
My goal is to raise money to support Girls on the Run of Maricopa County.
Girls on the Run of Maricopa County - a life-changing, non-profit prevention program that encourages girls in 3rd through 8th grade to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Our 10-week curricula address all aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
The mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. They use the power of running to provide girls with the tools to:
- Celebrate their bodies
- Honor their voices
- Recognize their gifts, and
- Activate their personal power
Girls on the Run® combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) event with healthy living education. They use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to help girls discover the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years and beyond. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being their unique and real selves. Our hope is that every girl believes and can say, "I belong just the way I am."