BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Dear friends and family,
As long as I can remember sports and fitness have played a major part of my life. From age 4 on I was dancing with my Mom to Jane Fonda exercise videos, running with my Dad at the track near our house and riding my bike in our park in D.C. Sports, and running in particular, have helped me through difficult times and made me a stronger person, better wife, sister, daughter and friend. Without these opportunities I would be a lesser version of myself.
There are two main reasons I have chosen to run the NYC Marathon on behalf of Girls on the Run. The first, and most important, is the mission of Girls on the Run. They inspire girls everywhere to be joyful, healthy and confident using a curriculum which creatively integrates running.
The second, is to do my part in giving girls of all ages the amazing opportunities I had growing up. Every girl should be able to experience sports and fitness in some capacity. Without a doubt sports and fitness will empower them and give them a sense of achievement as they have for me.
I hope you'll help me give to those who can't easily access or share in the benefits of fitness and running. It's a lifelong joy of mine that I want to share with girls everywhere!
About Girls on the run:
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, we teach life skills through fun, engaging lessons and conversation-based running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful a contribution to community and society.