I'm running the ING NYC Marathon to raise money for Girls on the Run of NYC. For the last two years, I have served as a coach for the Greater Baton Rouge chapter of Girls on the Run, and every new semester it seems that the girls I coach inspire me as much as I can only I hope I inspire them. Throughout the program, we teach the girls how to set goals for themselves and achieve those goals, so I'm setting a new goal for myself - to run my first marathon while raising money for this incredible organization. Girls on the Run seeks to inspire joy, health, and confidence in young girls, teaching them to think positively about themselves and how to be a positive influence within their community. Seeing the change an organization like this can bring to young girls' lives is awe-inspiring, and the money donated will help the New York City chapter of Girls on the Run reach more girls in the NYC area.