GIRLS ON THE RUN OF PUGET SOUND
June 29, 2011
I've been involved with Girls on the Run for the past 5 years -- first as a coach, then a committee volunteer, a Running Buddy, and now I'm entering my 3rd year on the Board of Directors. I can say without a doubt that it's one of the most amazing organizations I've come across. It initially resonated with me because it's a perfect combination of a sport I love with a cause I'm passionate about --empowering young girls. And it truly does just that. There is nothing like watching the girls cross the finish line of the 5K that they've trained for all season with pride, joy, and an amazing sense of accomplishment. As the media continues to push destructive messages of girls self worth being tied up in appearance, Girls on the Run is a wonderful antedote.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
as a coach, running buddy, committee volunteer, and board member
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
ensure it had the funding to continue to deliver an amazing experience to girls across Puget Sound.
Board Member & Volunteer, board member.