If Girls Ran the World officially kicks off in less than one month. I am super excited for what this event represents.
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.
I pledged to raise $250 and run 100 miles for DiabetesSisters and I need your help to meet this goal. If you or someone you know has been affected by diabetes, please consider contributing to this organization.
Money & Miles
$120 has been raised and 78 miles have been run for DiabetesSisters to date in connection with If Girls Ran the World. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated money and encouraged me in my running. You seriously rock!
We are halfway to the goal but there is still some work to be done.
I will be sending some personalized letters in the coming weeks via snail mail– so keep an eye on your mailbox. I don’t know about you, but I love getting things in the mail.
My most recent miles came from the Bird-in-Hand half marathon. You can read my full race recap here. Bird-in-Hand was a great confidence boost.
I anticipate that quite a few of my remaining miles will come from training for a (yet to be determined) fall race.
DiabetesSisters just released their September newsletter and it was packed full of useful information.
As a new Type 1 Diabetic I really enjoyed the article Women and Diabetes: 10 Relevant Health Topics for Women Living with Diabetes. I am also looking forward to the Get Ahead of the Holidays: Tips for Making it Easier webinar on September 21st. If you are interested in joining (it’s free!) you can register here.
I want to give a special shout out to the three lucky giveaway winners! They each won a free entry into the If Girls Ran the World event. Congrats again Brandi, Melissa, and Sarah!
Make a Difference
If you are not registered to participate in If Girls Ran the World, there is still time. Pledge your miles, choose your charity, and help us collectively run around the world.
Don’t forget that you can donate to DiabetesSisters here.
Every little bit counts and together we can make a difference.
This post was sponsored by If Girls Ran the World. As always, opinions are my own.