I strongly believe in the importance of empowering young girls through social, emotional, and physical health to reach their true life potential. Girls on the Run does exactly that. Using a research-based curricula which creatively integrates running, girls learn essential life skills while developing a love for health and fitness.
Each season culminates with a fun-run 5k to celebrate the girls' success. Each girl is joined by a running buddy to be their personal cheerleader throughout the run. Over 85% of girls in our program receive some sort of financial support to participate, with over 50% coming from low-income communities like my school in Auburn Gresham. Race registration can be a difficult cost for some families. As a Girls on the Run site coordinator, coach and associate board member, I want to be sure every girl has a running buddy in her corner. Having a supportive adult cheering her on can create enormous impact for any child.
Please join me IN HER CORNER to make sure every girl has a running buddy this spring season.
In Her Corner Impact levels
⋆ $35 Support a parent (Girls on the Run-Chicago 5k race registration fees)
⋆ $50 Healthy snacks for 5 girls during the Spring program season
⋆ $205 Support a girl (Girls on the Run-Chicago program scholarship)