Girls on the Run is an organization that is very near and dear to me. I was a coach for 10 seasons and saw hundreds of my students grow through the combination of the social emotional curriculum, message of self-empowerment, and physical fitness. Every season culminates in a 5k where the girls run with a "Buddy Runner".
Nearly, 100% of my former students received financial support to participate in Girls on the Run Program and complete their 5k race. The girls participating in the program love to run with a family member during the 5k as their Buddy Runner, however the Buddy Runner race registration cost was very challenging for most of the families I worked with. Therefore, many of the family members of my students could not run with their daughters in the 5k race or be there when their daughters crossed the finish line.
As a member of the GOTRC Associate Board, I want to be sure every girl has a Buddy Runner and we are “in her corner.” Having a supportive adult cheering you on can create enormous impact for any child. Your contribution can help a Girl on the Run complete their 5k with their Buddy Runner without adding undue financial stress on the families. Any contribution is GREATLY appreciated!