Megan Evans wrote -
Hi, I'm Megan and I'm fundraising for the wonderful non-profit 'SheLift', which is founded by Sarah Herron (The Bachelor) to empower and inspire girls with physical disabilities. In particular, SheLift are planning an amazing Ski Retreat with Paralympian Amy Purdy, of which the money you kindly donate will go towards. Why do I want to help? You may know me as one half of the vlogging/ blogging duo 'Wegan', where we openly document our lives as wife and wife. We put ourselves out there online in the hopes to inspire girls to know that they can be happy and gay. What you may not know about me is that I have a disability to my left hand, and it has taken quite a while for me to accept and embrace that part of me. I believe in the mission of SheLift and want girls with physical disabilities to know that they can do, and be, anything!
SHELIFT: Empowering girls to conquer their personal mountains. SheLift is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Herron of ABC's The Bachelor, that empowers girls to conquer their personal obstacles by providing them with the tools, experiences and mentorship to work towards living an inspired, authentic life. SheLift brings girls of all ages and body types together to inspire and motivate one another to try things we never thought we could do by ourselves. We organize events, day camps and weekend adventures for girls with physical disabilities – all lead and guided by influential mentors. Our events aim to provide healing and prevention of insecurities for girls who've been made to feel "different."
SKI RETREAT: All proceeds raised from this fundraiser will go towards providing girls a life changing experience. Because the applicants of the SheLift retreats express a universal theme of feeling "different," we aim to provide a very exclusive, premier experience for our girls that makes them feel anything but different. The goal is to heighten their sense of self value and demonstrate to young women that they are worthy of having incredible life experiences. With that said, we are looking into providing the best resources to our ability, which includes our remote, sometimes hard to get to destinations and activities. Funds from this campaign will be used for flights, ground transportation, lodging, healthy meals and groceries, insurance AND most importantly, the equipment and expertise of adaptive ski specialists. Funds will also go towards documentation of the retreat and follow up testimonials from the girls about how the trip impacted their lives. Any additional funds raised will go towards creating local continuing events and activities for all girls to participate in, i.e.: day hikes, yoga, cooking classes, shopping events, spa treatmrents, etc.