BENEFITING: Gwen's Girls, Inc.
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
Gwen’s Girls is proud to be an Official Charity in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! Join the Gwen’s Girls Team to support our mission of empowering girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-responsive programs, education and experiences.
We hope you’ll join our team to raise funds to empower girls and young women while participating in the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 person Relay Team on May 5, 2013, the 5K Run or Kids Marathon on May 4, 2013.
We are one of the few agencies in the nation that offer a unique, gender-responsive comprehensive continuum of care for girls and young women – we are pioneers in this emerging field. We know the issues associated with girls are complex – even in the best of situations. However, most of the girls we currently serve live in neighborhoods that are marred with poverty, drugs, and violence. This population is at risk for poor outcomes due to abuse, neglect, involvement with the justice system, out-of-home placement, pregnancy, and poor academic performance. We have designed our programs and services to give girls the skills and supports they need to succeed and become self-sufficient and productive members of society.
Fundraising Goals for Gwen’s Girls Team Members:
♦$500 for Marathon participants
♦$350 for Half Marathon participants
♦$750 per Relay team (Just $150 per team member!)
♦$100 for 5K Run participants
♦$50 for Kids Marathon participants