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Abby Brennan's Fundraiser:

Girls on the Run at Magee Womens Hospital Pittsburgh Marathon 2013

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Abby Brennan

THE STORY:

I have always been active: t-ball, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, marching band... You name it, I tried it!  There's something about working hard to achieve a goal, about proving not to others, but to myself, that I'm capapble of success.  As I've grown older I've had the great opportunity to be a member of countless teams working towards a common goal.  But I've also found there's great joy and pride to be gained from working as an individual - something that's been brought to my life through running. 

Last year I decided I just couldn't stand the homesickness I had being away from my siblings, cousins, and all the other little kids in my life anymore, so I found a way to get involved and give back.  I became a coach for Girls on the Run.  It was one of the best decisions I've made at college.  This will be my second season, now as a head coach with GOTR, and I love every minute of it!  Getting to share my love and passion for being a healthy and active girl with 15 3rd-5th graders is an absolute blast.  That's why I've decided to run by first marathon, as a goodbye to my four years in Pittsburgh, for Girls on the Run. 

Please consider donating to a fabulous cause and give a girl the chance to learn just what she's capable of achieving.

A little more about Girls on the Run...

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. The 12-week program for 3rd-8th grade girls combines training for a 5K event along with lessons on making healthy choices.  Each lesson of the curriculum uses warm-ups and workouts that encourage emotional, mental, social, and physical well being. At the end of the 12 week season, all of our local Girls on the Run teams come together for a culminating 5K event and celebration.  

Girls on the Run SoleMates is the charity runner program of Girls on the Run, and locally benefits Girls on the Run of Magee-Womens Hospital. Here in western Pennsylvania, over 1,000 girls a year participate in Girls on the Run, and nearly 60% of girls request partial to full program scholarships. We are dedicated to educating and preparing all girls for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living, and to this day have not turned any girl away who is in need of financial assistance to participate.

Your support and contributions will introduce many young girls to the benefits of running, learn to celebrate their physical and emotional health, and recognize their uniqueness and inner strength. Our amazing team of SoleMates for the 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon events raised over $20,000 for  program scholarships! Help us this year in reaching our goal of $30,000 and we hope you find the same sense of accomplishment, pride, and joy as these young girls do when they cross the finish line of their first 5K!

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Papa & Nana

    $50

  • Aunt She OXOX

    $25

  • The Brilla Clan

    $50

  • Ruben Henao

    $10

  • Aunt Tricia and crew!

    $25

  • Aunt Mimi

    $100

  • Mom, Dad, Betsy, Dan & Caity

    $100

  • Zauyah Waite

    $25

  • Heather Black

    $20

  • Friends of Abby :)

    $20

  • The McGuff Family

    $25

  • Dylan, Audrey, Stuart and Sharon

    $50

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100% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $24,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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UPMC

Amount Raised

$12,241

 

41% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Kelsey Magee

Amount Raised

$2,504

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Gabriela Ortiz

Amount Raised

$1,313

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Sherri Miller

Amount Raised

$1,141

 

114% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Leah Yingling

Amount Raised

$790

 

105% Raised of $750 Goal

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Abby Cavalline

Amount Raised

$745

 

149% Raised of $500 Goal

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Marilyn Navish-Mccullough

Amount Raised

$583

 

58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Erin Prindle

Amount Raised

$571

 

163% Raised of $350 Goal

Donor Comments

Dylan, Audrey, Stuart and Sharon

Dylan, Audrey, Stuart and Sharon

DONATION: $50

Abby, congratulations, we'll miss you in Pittsburgh! 5 years ago

The McGuff Family

The McGuff Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Friends of Abby :)

Friends of Abby :)

DONATION: $20

Run, ABBY, Run!!! 5 years ago

Heather Black

Heather Black

DONATION: $20

Have fun, Abby!! 5 years ago

Zauyah Waite

Zauyah Waite

DONATION: $25

Enjoy the Run. 5 years ago

Mom, Dad, Betsy, Dan & Caity

Mom, Dad, Betsy, Dan & Caity

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of Abby!!!!! 5 years ago

Aunt Mimi

Aunt Mimi

DONATION: $100

I'm so proud of you Abby! Maybe in your free time when you're a famous PA, you can moonlight as an excellent third grade teacher?! XOXO 5 years ago

Aunt Tricia and crew!

Aunt Tricia and crew!

DONATION: $25

Way to go Abby!! We are proud of you...........the couch potatoes in Minnesota! :D 5 years ago

Ruben Henao

Ruben Henao

DONATION: $10

Good luck! 5 years ago

The Brilla Clan

The Brilla Clan

DONATION: $50

Have fun, Abby. We'll be thinking of you. here is to girl power! 5 years ago