Before there was Girls on the Run, there was my sister. She was older than me and she was my first bully I had to stand up to. She was the person who taught me what it was to be a friend. She was the person who taught my to stand up for myself and my beliefs. But the one thing she couldn't do was teach me how to just feel good about myself. It wasn't that she put me down, but as a girl, she struggled with those same things. I often wonder how I would be different - how much more confident I would be if I had Girls on the Run when I was in third, fourth or fifth grade...how I would have felt differently about my body being the first girl to hit puberty; how I would have known that who I was was good enough.
Girls on the Run has given me so much over the last five years and my goal is to raise money so that every girl who wants to can afford to participate in this amazing program.
Please join me in building up the girls of Sonoma County!