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About this project
GOTR Council: Girls on the Run Pocono
Project Created on: 06/18/2017
Project Type: Celebrations
Girls on the Run Pocono will be celebrating our 15th year starting this September!! So give us a high five, high ten or high 15 with a $5, $10 , $15 or more donation to help us kick off our Fall season and our 15th year!! Our goal is to raise $1500!!!
Girls on the Run found me in 2002 after a morning run with my daughter Brittany then age 8. As I was getting ready to head out the door at 6am as I normally did before the kids got up for school, I heard this little voice from behind her bedroom door "Mom can I come with you?" I replied running? you want to come running with me? and she replied yes!! I said absolutely! We had so much conversation in that little 3 mile run, the best we had in a while and then Brittany told me how good of a day she had at school and how much more awake she felt. As a fitness trainer my wheels started turning thinking how can I put a program together for girls and running, and then as fate would have it I received the Runners World magazine the very next day and in that magazine was the ad for Girls on the Run!! There it was, I did not have to recreate the wheel someone already did and it was more then just running! It was building confidence, self esteem and giving girls the tools they need to get through life... Before I knew it I was off to North Carolina to get trained and I brought the program back to Monroe County with 10 girls the first season. Move forward 15 years and we have grown to 4 counties and over 1000 girls per year....That little early morning run with Brittany changed my life, I am grateful to where Girls on the Run has taken my life and to all the wonderful girls and families I have met along this journey.......
So give us a high five with a $5 donation to help us kick start our Fall season and our 15th year!!
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