Many of you know that I've been passionate about and involved with the organization She's the First for a while now. They're working hard to offset education costs in low-income countries so that young women can become first-generation graduates and the next generation of global leaders. In an effort to promote and support that mission in 2017, I'll be running 500+ miles over the course of the year - and I'm looking for your help!
If you're searching for high-impact ways to give back in the spirit of the holidays, this is a great opportunity. Every penny will help pay for scholarships and resources to make these young women unstoppable.
Tell me if you have any questions, or if you ever want to join me for a run!
From She's the First:
Sweat for STF is a community of people who use fitness to fundraise for She's the First scholarships, helping girls in low-income countries be the first in their families to graduate from high school.
100% of the net proceeds you raise for She's the First through Sweat for STF go directly to the Scholars at our partner schools. Learn more about giving levels and our country partners at shesthefirst.org.
Participants in past Sweat for STF fundraisers attest that there is nothing more motivating than our Scholars to inspire them to reach their fitness goals!
The annual grand finale of the campaign is the New York City Marathon, where first-time marathoners run for us—it coincides with a celebration of She's the First's birthday.
Additionally, our Scholars have played a special role in fostering this community. In Nepal at the Kopila Valley School, STF Scholars host a 5k "Race for Equality" that sparks awareness and conversations about gender inequality in their village.
We hope that you'll join our team, whether you're challenging yourself to run your first half-marathon or marathon, organizing a benefit class with your favorite fitness instructor, or collecting pledges from colleagues who want to see you do 50 squats a day at your desk. Be creative! You're stronger than you think.