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Sweat for STF: Fitness Fundraising for Girls' Scholarships

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June 13, 2017

The race is this Saturday and I am SO excited (and nervous)!! Just a few more days! Please help me reach my fundraising goal for She's The First-- a  See more

BENEFITING: SHE'S THE FIRST

ORGANIZER: SHE'S THE FIRST

Valentina Sedlacek

THE STORY:

 On June 17th I will be racing the Patriot IronMan 70.3!!!


The hundreds of hours I have spent the 8 past months swimming, biking and running with a few teammates from the Dartmouth Triathlon Team in preparation have led me to realize just how special it is to have the opportunity to do something I never thought would be possible. 


When was the last time you did something for the first time??


 I am hoping to use this race as a first of many to raise awareness of the importance of empowering girls to achieve their dreams, and support the work of my sisters Andrea and Paula furthering this mission across the world with She's The First. She's The First is an incredible organization that empowers girls across the world by providing educational scholarships and mentoring programs for girls in ten low-income countries, and opportunities for people to make a difference through leadership programs and fundraising campaigns here in the US! My sister, Andrea, first discovered this organization five years ago and established the first high school chapter in our hometown high school. Paula continued the mission and shared her passion for the organization as a middle schooler. Both continue to be really involved at college and high school. Andrea and Paula show me just how powerful girls can really be and inspire me to keep following my dreams of being an IronWoman!!


It would mean so much to me if you would donate to my cause and help me cross that finish line on June 17 with a purpose! 


Here's a little bit from She's The First so you can see how great they are: 


"Every woman has a right to be educated" article:


Sweat for STF is a community of people who use fitness to fundraise for She's the First scholarships, helping girls in low-income countries be the first in their families to graduate from high school.

100% of the net proceeds you raise for She's the First through Sweat for STF go directly to the Scholars at our partner schools. Learn more about giving levels and our country partners at shesthefirst.org.

Participants in past Sweat for STF fundraisers attest that there is nothing more motivating than our Scholars to inspire them to reach their fitness goals!  

The annual grand finale of the campaign is the New York City Marathon, where first-time marathoners run for us—it coincides with a celebration of She's the First's birthday.

Additionally, our Scholars have played a special role in fostering this community. In Nepal at the Kopila Valley School, STF Scholars host a 5k "Race for Equality" that sparks awareness and conversations about gender inequality in their village. 

We hope that you'll join our team!  You're stronger than you think. 

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$545

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sedlacek Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Brighton Smitobol

    $25

  • Kate Herrington

    $10

  • Sonia Rowley

    $20

  • Beth Bloom

     

  • Catherine Rocchi

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

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  • Katie Tai

    $25

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109% Raised of$500 Goal

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The Team: $21,964 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Heinen Sisters

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$4,545

 

227% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Lindsey and Amelia's She's the Firs...

Amount Raised

$3,231

 

162% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Rajesh Ullatil

Amount Raised

$1,615

 

72% Raised of$2,250 Goal

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Kelly Taglialavore

Amount Raised

$1,575

 

63% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Pyramid Consulting Group

Amount Raised

$1,435

 

103% Raised of$1,400 Goal

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She's the First Humber

Amount Raised

$1,345

 

112% Raised of$1,200 Goal

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Shayle Welch

Amount Raised

$780

 

195% Raised of$400 Goal

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Stephanie Walker

Amount Raised

$625

 

125% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

Katie Tai

Katie Tai

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Catherine Rocchi

Catherine Rocchi

DONATION: $25

Go Valentina!!! 2 years ago

Beth Bloom

Beth Bloom

2 years ago

Sonia Rowley

Sonia Rowley

DONATION: $20

So so proud of you! 2 years ago

Kate Herrington

Kate Herrington

DONATION: $10

you are so impressive:) 2 years ago

Brighton Smitobol

Brighton Smitobol

DONATION: $25

Go Valentina and go girls!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Way to go V! May God bless all those involved with STF as well as the young women they help so that all can use this opportunity to bring about more love and goodwill in this world :) Good luck racing the 70.3!! 2 years ago

Sedlacek Family

Sedlacek Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago