Will you help me ‘Run Like a Girl?’

March 31, 2014 · Print This Article

A few months ago, I embarked on a new journey as a coach for Girls on the Run.
If you’re not familiar with it, Girls on the Run is an organization that works with girls in grades 3-5 with the ultimate goal of running a 5K.
But GOTR is truly more than a running program.  It’s a program that teaches girls about health, fitness, self-esteem, community, and real beauty. And it reminds girls how awesome they are before society, their friends, or that little voice in their head starts telling them otherwise.
I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I have watched that program absolutely convert the lives of young girls.
Many of the girls in our group had zero experience with running.  A few didn’t even have sneakers.  But 6 weeks in and these girls are running their hearts out twice a week.
In amoung each run,
we chat about things like conquering negative self-talk, the importance of fruits and veggies, and the attributes that compose someone really beautiful (things like kindness, and love, and loyalty – not make name clothes or skinny arms.)
This November, I plan to run the NYC marathon, and I’ve made a commitment to fund raise for Girls on the Run along the way.
But I need some help to reach my goal of raising $3,000 and I am hoping that you can help me do it.
If you are interested in donating to GOTR, I would be most grateful whether you would consider donating through my fundraising page:
Every dollar that you donate will help to fund a program that is putting pride in the hearts and smiles on the faces of young girls all around the U.S.
Thank you all so very much!

[Source] Jenn


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