Why I'm Running for GOTR
April 07, 2016
BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: GOTR Chicago Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
I am the second oldest of seven children and the oldest of the four girls in our family. My youngest sister, Grace, is nine-years-old (the same age as many Girls On The Run girls!) and an absolute joy to the world. This year I started a blog, "With A Little Grace" (withalittlegrace.com), in her honor, which chronicles my thoughts, mistakes, advice, style, baking, and spiritual journey as an example to her (and all girls and young women) of how she can continue to live her life joyously, confidently, and gracefully. The GOTR mission—to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running—really resonated with me for that reason, as it is very similar to my mission for the blog and my hope for Grace. Supporting and running for GOTR makes me feel as though I am helping and supporting my sister, Grace.