BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
I have volunteered with Girls on the Run for over three years. It is a wonderful program to help girls gain confidence, make friendships, and avoid bullying and being bullied. The diversity of the participants both ethnically and economically is vast. The girls work hard, have fun and come together for a day they won't forget -- Race Day!!! Tiaras, music, capes and the 5K they trained for all season. You'll see more encouragement at this 5K then you do at any marathon.
BUT, the program isn't free. It costs $157 for each girl to participate. Scholarships are provided to those that cannot afford the $157 registration fee so that all who are interested can 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.
Please help me raise money so that more girls can participate in this wonderful program that is near and dear to my heart. Thank you!!!