Girls on the Run Ontario & The Perfect Gift

As you guys may remember a few months back, I told you about an amazing organization called Girls on the Run. Here’s a little bit from that post:

“Girls on the Run (GOTR) started in North Carolina as a pilot program, teaching school-aged girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.” It focuses on a set of core values that “prepare these young girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.” (source). Today, Girls on the Run has spread to over 200 cities across North America, all based in elementary schools. At the end of each season there is even a Girls on the Run 5k where the girls, their coaches, and their families can get to together for a celebration of their achievements!”

This holiday season, Girls on the Run Ontario needs our help! There are currently 120 young ladies on the waiting list for the Girls on the Run program. The registration fee of $139 is out of reach for these young girls and their families. By donating to girls on the run, you are directly impacting the ability of a girl to engage in this program; to improve her self-esteem and self-worth. Your donation could be something you would like to do for yourself, or it could be the perfect holiday gift for a loved one!

We were all young once and we understand what it is like growing up as a young girl. The pressure to fit in is immense and images from the media on how we should look, feel and act, are everywhere. Let’s give these girls a head start at understanding that they are perfect just the way they are. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to grow up in the era of Facebook and social media– it has to be a whole lot harder than before. Not only does this program teach these girls self-worth, it teaches them to care for themselves, and their bodies, from the inside out. Something all of us can afford to do a little more of.

Give the gift of self-esteem, empowerment, and a lifetime of healthy living by donating to Girls on the Run Ontario. Empower our daughters, sisters, and friends so that every girl has the tools she needs to grow into a strong, confident woman.”

Click here for more information on how to donate.

Let’s get these girls running!

 

Danielle

xo

 

Comments

  1. ok so I am 100% serious about running this race with you on the GOTR team….so let me know what I need to do! LOVE THIS!!!

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