Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
My name is Megan Leto and this will be my fourth season coaching with Girls On The Run. I have four children, two girls and two boys ages 10, 9, 7 and 5. I have always enjoyed sports and being active but a few years ago took up running and fell in love with it. I have completed several 5 and 10k’s, a few mud runs, a few half marathons and one full marathon. When I heard about GOTR from my pediatrician I instantly wanted to be part of it. I helped get it up and running at our school and we are entering in our 5th season. My running days were put on hold last year with a breast cancer diagnosis. After healing from a double mastectomy I was able to resume running again during chemotherapy. Some days I felt great and others not so great, but I knew I had to keep going. I ran the Newport Liberty Half Marathon last September one day before my last radiation treatment. Physically I wasn’t ready, but mentally I had to do it. This year I want to give back to the future GOTR Coaches by raising money for scholarships that allow our girls to grow in to amazing humans.
Please see below information regarding scholarships. The deadline to submit is 7/22/15. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Girls on the Run New Jersey North offers our program to all girls who desire to participate in our program, regardless of their financial status. Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited by the resources available at the time of application. Please note that first time scholarship applications will take priority over girls who have already received a scholarship in an effort to allow more girls to experience our program. Our scholarship application will close on 7/22 to allow time to review and process before registration opens on 7/27 @ 7 pm.
Not everyone can afford to participate in this program, so I’m fundraising to provide scholarships. I’m working to improve myself. Please help me provide the opportunity for underprivileged girls to improve themselves in a more meaningful way.
All donations, big or small, make a difference and will be appreciated.