Lori Walowsky via Crowdrise
September 20, 2012
BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NOVA
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NOVA
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 120
I have updated my goal!!! This is why...
Most of you know how much I LOVE!!!! Girls on the Run! This program just speaks to me and fuels my passion to serve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For myself, and for my girls! Coaching GOTR and being part of this amazing program has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. So... here I go! I am training to complete the DC Ragnar Relay with 11 other teammates. We will run approximately 200 miles all while raising money to support scholarships for girls who can't afford to participate in GOTR. Everyone deserves a chance to participate! Here is how you can help...
1. You could donate right here online! Your donation is tax deductable and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation from GOTR NOVA.
2. Not comfortable with online donating? No worries - a check can be made out to GOTR NOVA. In the memo section write "Ragnar Relay - Lori Walowsky" and mail to: GOTR NOVA; 10560 Main St (Suite 514); Fairfax, VA 22030.
3. If you can't spare the $$, but have some time, please contact me about volunteer opportunities. If you aren't local, I can put you in touch with someone in your area. You will never regret it!
Please keep us in your thoughts (and prayers) over the next few months while we train for the Ragnar. It should be a wild and crazy time! On behalf of all the girls in Northern Virginia, thank you for your support!
GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NOVA wrote -
Girls on the Run of Northern VA (GOTR NOVA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of inspiring 3rd-8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Our unique after-school program combines lessons related to self-esteem and healthy living with training to run a 5K race. In the past 11 years, thousands of local volunteers have helped to empower nearly 30,000 young girls with the confidence and character they need to become healthy, strong women. Today, GOTR NOVA serves more than 6,700 girls annually at more than 175 sites in eight Northern VA counties and independent cities.
GOTR NOVA is a charity partner of this September's Ragnar Relay, a 12-person running relay that covers 200 miles from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC. The 12 members of the GOTR NOVA team are truly "running for the girls" and have agreed to raise significant funds to help spread GOTR's programming to more schools in Northern VA. By making a donation, you are supporting GOTR NOVA's goals of reaching more girls each season and building a healthier Northern VA. Our program works: recent research has shown, with statistical significance, that girls who participate in Girls on the Run exit the program with an increase in exercise behavior, a higher self-esteem, more satisfied with their body size, and feeling greater support of physical activity habits from their family, teachers, and peers. Your gift will make a difference!
For more information on GOTR NOVA, please visit www.gotrnova.org.
Want to be a part of the experience but not run? GOTR NOVA will also receive a donation from Ragnar for providing volunteers! Volunteers will receive GOTR swag and be entered into a drawing to receive a refurbished Garmin watch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for the Ragnar Relay on September 21-22!