Run Because You Can [giveaway!]

Run because you can.
Run because you care.
Run to make a difference.

Running never came easy to me. It still doesn’t. Running is something I continually work to become better at.

I am just a regular ol’ girl who decided she wanted to do more, to be more, to push herself, and make a difference for someone. Running was the avenue to make that happen.

My running isn’t just about me. I run to motivate, to inspire, to show other women that they can do it.

And this October– I run for women with diabetes.

I have partnered with Everyday Hero, Sweat Pink, and DiabetesSisters in the If Girls Ran the World event.

I am ecstatic about this partnership because it combines so many things I am passionate about.

. Running
. Women Supporting and Empowering Women
. Diabetes Awareness

Who else can get excited about that??

IF GIRLS RAN THE WORLD

So, what is If Girls Ran the World all about?

In October, people around the world will collectively and virtually run around the world raising funds and awareness to empower girls and women globally. Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits.

Whether you run once or everyday, raise $10 or $10,000, your time, effort, energy and voice will change lives and build communities all over the world. Run wherever and whenever and track your miles through Strava or MapMyFitness during the month-long virtual challenge to add to our collective progress.

Although worlds apart, we are in this together. Virtually, anything is possible.

GIVEAWAY

Everyday Hero, Sweat Pink, and If Girls Ran the World love the idea of bringing friends onboard and joining the movement to empower women all over the world.

I have three FREE entries for my friends to register for the If Girls Ran the World event! I would love love love to have you join me. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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When you register, you’ll receive:

. Access to the If Girls Ran the World month long global challenge
. Your own personal fundraising page for the cause that means the most to you
. The opportunity to set your own individual fitness and fundraising goals
. Inspiring emails filled with fundraising coaching, fitness tips, and custom (healthy) global recipes crafted by nutrition experts delivered as we reach various geographical milestones
. Exclusive access to join us in 4 online RunSocial community runs to virtually explore Death Valley, Banff, Tibet and Bali
. Exclusive access to local If Girls Ran the World in person run groups/meet-ups
. Opportunity to take part in weekly fitness and fundraising challenges with prizes such as an Oiselle prize pack, a Fitbit Blaze, a year supply of Kind Snacks, Hoka One One shoes, a $500 donation to your cause of choice, and more
. Hero Kit including tech tee and globe pendant necklace for the first 500 people to raise $250

RUNNING FOR DIABETES AWARENESS

This October as part of my partnership with If Girls Ran the World I am running to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. I have chosen to partner with DiabetesSisters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women with diabetes, and to advocate on their behalf.

With my recent Type 1 diabetes diagnosis I was immediately drawn to this organization. A diabetes awareness and support group geared towards people just.like.me.

DiabetesSisters believes that an empowered, informed woman with diabetes is a healthy woman with diabetes. They stand for diversity, encouragement, collaboration, growth, and respect.

. Striving to represent and include all women in a way tat reflects the diversity of the population.
. Striving to provide a healthy environment for women to seek and provide encouragement throughout their journey with diabetes.
. Providing supportive collaboration and information exchange.
. Promoting the growth o women’s spirit, souls, and intellect through supportive information exchange.
. Promoting respect of all women’s opinions, beliefs, questions, and concerns.

My goal is to raise $250 for DiabetesSisters and every little bit counts!

If you or a women you know has been affected by diabetes, please consider contributing to this organization.

You can visit my fundraising page here.

Together we can make a difference. So! Join me in the If Girls Ran the World event (definitely try to score one of those FREE entries!), consider making a donation to DiabetesSisters, or just help spread the word.

♥amanda maureen

This post was sponsored by If Girls Ran the World. As always, opinions are my own.