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Sounds like a fantastic char…
Sounds like a fantastic charity, Meagan.....You go, girl!!!
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Meagan Spellman
Chicago, IL United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 28, 2015
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Over the course of the next few months, I will be training to run my very first marathon!

 

It is a huge undertaking but I am looking forward to tackling all 26.2 miles of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11th in support of Girls on the Run-Chicago.

 

Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that transforms the way girls see themselves and their opportunities. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. The mission is achieved by volunteer coaches who meet with the girls as a team twice per week for 12 weeks as they complete the curriculum which creatively integrates running, goal-setting and training for a non-competitive 5k running event with interactive lessons that encourage positive social-emotional and physical development among participants.

 

I am dedicating my marathon run to this organization and pledging to raise $1,500 to provide scholarship funds that give girls the opportunity to learn a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

 

I strongly believe in the mission of Girls on the Run. As a young adult who fell in love with running after college, running has not only increased my overall health, but has given me a community of friends, a sense of self confidence that comes from pushing through my limits, and a level of self-discipline that I use everyday to be put one foot in front of the other on more than just the pavement.

 

I am passionate about sharing these lessons and appreciation for running to girls during their crucial developmental years and I hope you will join me in supporting the cause through a donation today!

Meagan
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Meagan Spellman's Fundraisers

Team Girls on the Run: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Team Girls on the Run: Bank …

Amount Raised:

$1,950

 

130% Raised of $1,500 Goal