BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
I am a proud Dad of two daughters and I love running, so finding the right charity for this years Chicago Marathon wasn't difficult.
I want my two girls, Eleni and Sophie, to grow up with the confidence and knowledge that they can achieve anything in life, no matter what their dreams might be. I want to inspire them to believe in themselves, to be active and lead healthy lifestyles.
When I came across 'Girls on the Run' I immediately found this to be the perfect charity. It is an afterschool program for girls that uses the power of running to inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. More than 85% of girls taking part in the program receive some sort of financial assistance to participate. All funds raised by the 'Girls on the Run SoleMates / Chicago Marathon Team' go to underwrite program scholarships so that any girl can participate in this life-changing programing, regardless of her family's ability to pay the program fee.
As far as my running goes my big goal is to run all 6 Marathon Majors, including the Chicago Marathon. Eleni loves to collect my medals, so what can I do. I also aim for a 2:50h PB, hence the charity goal.
Please support me and 'Girls on the Run' to achieve our goals and to empower the next generation of women. I really do appreciate your help. And so will the girls. Thank you very very much.