Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 25, 2016
BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
Welcome to my Girls on the Run Chicago Marathon fundraising page. I am elated to be running my second Chicago Marathon and even more honored and blessed to be doing for for an amazing charirty! Below you will read a little about GOTR, but let me tell you why I love everything they stand for.
In a world where tv, print ad, and social media are provoking an unhealthy and unrealistic self image for females, I feel we strong, positive females to get the message across that we are all beautiful and amazing, and that our uniqueness is what makes us, us. Growing up I feel we didn't have the support we needed as yound girls to educate us on self respect and living a healthy lifestyle. I had a very unhealthy image of myself and incredibly unhealthy ways of deal with it. Why not use my running and past as a platform to help other girls who need that support and guidence to become the best strong and healthy woman they can be.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and read my story. With your donation you helping provide the self esteem that soo many young girls are lacking in this world today.
Girls on the Run - Chicago wrote -
Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that uses the power of running to inspire girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program combines training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants. 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 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.