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Gaia Fit holds fitness challenge to benefit non-profit Girls on the Run Charleston 

Daniel Island, SC – Local health business, Gaia Fit held a fundraiser on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Smythe Park, Daniel Island to raise funds in assistance for bringing the national non-profit Girls on the Run to Charleston. Participants formed teams of four and competed in fitness challenges for the chance to win prizes from local businesses. To participate a donation was made towards the start up of Girls on the Run Charleston. 

Gaia Fit founder Mary Patterson is a part of a steering committee of local women committed to bringing the national non-profit to the Charleston area.  In order to receive approval from Girls on the Run International for a local chapter, the committee must complete a lengthy application process, including a business plan, county research, and fundraising. The fitness event helped the committee exceed its first fundraising tier of $1500. 

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. They inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.

About Girls on the Run Charleston

After the completion and approval of the application process, Girls on the Run Charleston will begin to work in Berkley and Charleston Counties at the start of the 2015 school year. They will start in 2 schools working with 3rd-5th grade girls and will slowly grow outward into the counties the years to follow.

Throughout the Fall of 2014, support is most needed by local businesses and individuals in fundraising. To begin this process, Girls on the Run Charleston has set up a Go Fund Me page.

Contact Girls on the Run Charleston

To learn more about how to get involved and support Girls on the Run Charleston

Kristen Beres-Arrington

Other References::

Girls on the Run International 

Girls on the Run Charleston 


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