i can't pick just one cause, i can't. so, here are two and then a list of some others :)
1. girls on the run! this organization has programs in a ton of cities, including the dc area.
"We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."
"Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development."
I volunteered as a coach a few years ago, and it was an amazing experience. It was so cool to train the girls and then watch them run a 5K a few months later - IN THE SNOW! Seriously, it was snowing so hard the day of the 5K, and I can't find any pics from it, but the ones below are from the race here in November.
2. raising awarness for SMA -
Have you read about Avery's Bucket List?
I saw links to it for the last few months and it just made me so sad, I had no idea this condition even existed, or how horrible it is. Avery passed away on April 30, but there are so many other babies and children with the condition, and not enough research is being done to find a cure.
And, the coolest thing you will read all day (related to causes too!):
Seriously, read it. It will make you happy (and maybe want to be a superhero).
Have you heard about The Color Run? It's a 5K, you wear all white, and you're drenched in colors throughout the race. It looks so fun, and DC's two 5Ks will benefit the Children's National Medical Center. DC races are September 9th and October 21st. Sign up! :)
Don't the pics make it look so fun? (I wonder if we can jump in the Potomac after to rinse off? Maybe?)
I have no idea how I will take a camera with and take pics...