BENEFITING: GIRLS ON THE RUN INTERNATIONAL
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
I am running the New York City Marathon, raising money for Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is 501(c)3 positive youth development program whose objectives are to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.
The Girls on the Run program combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors