One day until the marathon!
November 05, 2016
BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
ORGANIZER: GIRLS ON THE RUN NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
As a mom of three girls (and one of three sisters), I understand and appreciate how important it is for girls to be empowered and to learn self-confidence and strong character. Setting goals, training, and completing a race is a great way to do this, as I have seen firsthand with myself, but also by working with my oldest, Sasha, as she trained and completed her first race (2.25 miles!) at only 7-years old. She was one of the youngest girls running! Therefore, as I prepare to meet my own goal of completing the NYC marathon, I am thrilled to be raising money to support Girls on the Run (GOTR).
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls, GOTR teaches life skills through fun, engaging lessons and conversation-based running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.
Your generosity can fund GOTR in many ways, including:
$35 can sponsor a pair of running shoes for one girl.
$150 can fund healthy snacks and a pair of running shoes for 3 girls in the program.
$300 can support a full season scholarship, and healthy snacks and running shoes for one girl.
$1,500 can support 5 girls (equivalent to half a team!) for a full season!
I appreciate your support!