How can you help?

By supporting Girls on the Run Sedgick County Kansas, you can make it possible for more girls to participate in our valuable program.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donations are essential.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Please note:  You may be able to double or triple your donation impact!  Please check with your employer about company match programs.

To make a donation please click here. Thank you for your donation!

Why Contribute?

Problems for Today’s Girls

  • Three million young Americans seriously considered suicide in 2000 and of those, over 1 million actually tried to kill themselves.
  • Girls were twice as likely as boys to report contemplating suicide.
  • Body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint are predictors of depression in girls.
  • Almost two-thirds of girls in 5th – 12th grades are dissatisfied with their body shape and want to lose weight.
  • Girls as young as five form negative self-images based on their weight.
  • Among girls, an emphasis on popularity and slimness among with increased television viewing are linked to low self-esteem.

Good News:

  • Girls who participate in physical activities are 40% less likely to smoke, have higher levels of self-esteem, better body image, and lower levels of depression.
  • Girls who have experienced emotional trauma respond positively to physical fitness programs.
  • Girls who participate in physical activities are less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors during adolescence.
  • Girls who participate in physical exercise have better relationships with parents, get better grades, are less likely to use drugs and less depressed compared to girls who don’t.

Girls on the Run Participants have…

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Improved eating attitudes
  • An improved body image
  • A positive peer group and positive role models

* According to research conducted by Dr. Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, CHES, assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior at UNC-Charlotte, the Girls on the Run Curricula improves girls’ self-esteem, body image and eating attitudes to a “statistically significant” extent.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We are looking for companies to help us deliver our life changing program to thousands of girls in the Sedgwick and Butler County region.

Program sponsors support our program in many ways from providing funds for program supplies to funding scholarships to allow every girl to participate that has a desire to.

Click here for more info: Sponsor a team

Our race sponsors help us offset the costs of our 5K at the end of each season, giving each girl the opportunity to reach the finish line of the program.  Race sponsorship gives our partners a variety of exposure opportunities to more than 3,500 community members at each race.

Click here for more info: 2013 5k Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a “Bin-efactor”  We’ve got girls lined up across Sedgwick County ready to participate in GOTR, and your generous donation will help our coaches educate and empower girls through self-esteem enhancing games, activities and discussions. One bin helps provide GOTR to one full team of girls for one full season.

Click here to become a “Bin-efactor”

Our wish list:

Recycled Copy paper (can have writing on one side)

Boxes/reams of new copy paper

Individually wrapped, healthy snacks

Photo frames of all sizes

LCD projector

iPad (for using our Square app and tool at Fundraising events)