These days, I’m no longer able to make the time commitment to being a board member, but I find other ways to stay involved. So this year I’ve decided to show my support to Girls on the Run by running the Twin Cities Marathon as a SoleMate. I’ve committed to raising $1,000 on behalf of the Twin Cities chapter and I’m going to attempt of shave over 50 minutes off of my marathon time. If you’d like to help me make my fundraising goal, please consider donating (in any amount) at my Sole Mates page. Thanks!
Back in August of 2010 I saw a tweet from Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point looking for people in the Twin Cities who were interested in volunteering with a non-profit that was starting up a local chapter. I had been wanting to get involved with something but was having a hard time finding a cause I could really get behind and feel like I could make a difference. Enter Girls on the Run. I reached out to the contact Caitlin listed and found myself with an interview to join their marketing committee. Eventually I also joined the Board of Directors as the Marketing Chair.
If you don’t already know, Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses running to inspire and motivate young girls — encouraging lifelong health and fitness, while building confidence through accomplishment. The program follows a 24-lesson curriculum that covers topics that fit into three broader parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Some of my favorite memories include: