I'm running the NYC marathon on Nov 3rd for Girls on the Run NYC - a running and life skills program that trains girls aged 8-12 for a 5k while teaching them about healthy living and building self esteem at a critical age. When living in NY I volunteered for this charity a number of times as a running buddy, helping girls finish their first race, and saw firsthand how important this is!
Girls on the Run NYC is very proud to have over 60% of girls complete the program on scholarship, well above the national average of 30%, and run over 30 sites in 4 of the 5 boroughs of NYC including at family shelters. To continue doing this Girls on the Run is reliant on the support of people like you! Every little bit helps and truly makes a difference - $35 buys a pair of shoes for a girl, $250 funds a girl all season in the program, $1,000 funds 4 girls.
Please support in any way you can, I really appreciate it.