Back at it after the birthday weekend.
June 20, 2016
BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
This year, I am fulfilling a dream of mine by running the 2016 Chicago Marathon! In order for me to make it to the finish line, I need your help! I have pledged to raise $1,500 for Girls on the Run. It would mean so much to me if you could help by making a donation today. Every donation has a huge impact. Here is the link to donate: https://www.crowdrise.com/gotrchicagomarathon2016/fundraiser/justinelopez
What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the run is an after-school program for girls ages 8-14 that transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. The goal of the program is to build confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime of appreciation of health and fitness. The mission is achieved by volunteer coaches who meet with the girls twice a week for 12 weeks as they complete the curriculum which integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k running event. When girls participate in Girls on the Run they exhibit improved self-esteem, body size satisfaction and physical activity behaviors to a statistically significant extent. Girls show positive changes regarding attitudes towards physical activity, healthy behaviors and empowerment.
Approximately 85% of all girls request and receive financial assistance to participate in the program which is why the funds I raise will go to underwrite program scholarships, ensuring that every girl can participate regardless of her family’s financial situation.
$10 will cover the cost of one girl’s healthy snacks for the season.
$25 covers the cost of 150 bananas for the 5k finish line
$44 covers the cost of 50 tiaras for girls to decorate at the activities tent at the 5k
$157 covers the cost for one girl to participate in the program
Remember donations are TAX-DEDUCTABLE!!!!!!