BD's 500 Miles for PGiM

$15,050 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 34 months

When I was growing up in my leafy suburban zip code, I had choices.  I had a softball team to join, a park that was safe to play at, a swimming club to swim at, a basketball hoop outside, a bike to get around on, and many neighbors to play with every day.  Today's suburban kids almost have too many choices...playing on not 1 but 3 teams at a time during any given season, joining after-school clubs and activities, with parents worn ragged by hectic schedules. 
Let's switch zip codes to Philadelphia.  I asked kids in our after-school program what they do in the summer.  The answer? "Nothing.  We aren't allowed to leave the house.  It's not safe to be hanging around outside."  I asked a girl in our Rec Center fitness program if she had any sports at her school.  The answer? "No.  There's no teams at all,"  I looked at many schools in Philadelphia where our younger kids go - no sports teams, after-school programs are cut, gym class is cut to once a week and that's if they have it at all.  
Here's a sad fact:
Females from lower economic backgrounds and females of color engage less in physical activity, have less access to sport and physical fitness programs, and suffer negative health consequences as a result.
(Source: Her Life Depends on It II, the Women’s Sports Foundation’s review of over 2,000 research studies)
Philly Girls in Motion was built to give girls in Philly an opportunity to do these things, before we even knew how sorely needed it was. 
This GoFundMe campaign is to support and expand our work.  We deliver fitness and sports programs to girls in Philadelphia through after-school programs and community-based programs.  Help us get these girls moving, let them be part of a team, and build their confidence.
For this campaign, I am going to #commit2fit and for every $100 we raise, I will do a mile either on foot, in the pool, or on the bike.  If we hit our goal, it will be 250 miles total, but I'll double down on that and do 500 miles if we hit or surpass our goal.  I'll complete these miles in the months of July and August.  Anyone is welcome to join me! 
Thank you for considering this campaign.  Our girls will benefit greatly through the support you give us, as we'll be able to add fitness programs, sports and the people to teach the girls how to be healthy and fit!

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So close! Can we close this gap before the weekend? We just need $85 to hit $15k and making me run 300 miles! (I'm currently at 13...yikes!)
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Wow! We raised $570 in one day! We are just under $500 away from the $15,000 mark for this campaign and to make BD run 300 miles! (I've got 10 under my belt this week...chipping away!) Can you help us kick off our indoor lacrosse clinics tonight with our goal reached?
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Hey everyone, Happy New Year! I wanted to let everyone who donated to this campaign know that I have officially started knocking out my miles. We raised just under $14,000 with this campaign. So with the "double down" I'm committed to do 280 miles. However, how about we see if we can get this to $15,000 by January 15th so I can make it an even 300? I'm ready to be pushed on behalf of the girls in our programs!
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We are a little more that halfway to our fundraising goal of $25k! Reaching this goal will allow us to add an after-school program for the 2015-2016 school year. Will you consider helping us get there? BD has to do 126 miles as of today. Let's get to 250 where she will double down to 500 miles. Make her work! :)
Lacrosse and Leadership Camp 2015
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$15,050 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 34 months
Created April 13, 2015
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JH
$50
Jonathan Harris
25 months ago

Geaux Beth!

$50
Anonymous
25 months ago
$300
Anonymous
25 months ago
MH
$100
Maureen Healey
25 months ago

Go BD! Thanks for doing great things!

$300
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25 months ago
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