Welcome to Rebecca and Michael's fundraising page for Girls On The Run Solemates Boston! Together, we have set a goal of raising $1,000 for our local Girls On The Run chapter. Girls on the Run is an after school program for young girls that helps them navigate their way through issues they encounter at an influential age, all while training for an end of season 5K! We are both actively involved with the program, with Rebecca coaching the Beacon Hill team and both of us serving on the chapter's Advisory Council. By running as Solemates, we hope to raise the money we need to subsidize girls' tuition for the program, pay for space for practices, and support our girls in every way possible.
Rebecca will be running as a Solemate in both the Reach the Beach Massachusetts race and the Run To Remember Half Marathon in Boston. This will be her first relay race and second half marathon. Michael is running as a Solemate in the Boston Marathon, his second marathon. Despite the intense training required for both, it helps knowing we're doing it for a great cause.
To sweeten the deal for all you would-be supporters, here's our pledge to you: For every $10 you donate, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for Rebecca to hand-knit the project of your choosing, e.g. scarf, socks, hat, cowl or mittens or other similarly sized item AND will bake you two dozen cookies, although it will be the oven doing the baking part, to be 100% honest. If you've ever seen anything Rebecca's knit, you know this is a great prize. $20 gets you 2 entries, $26.20 gets you 3.
If we reach our goal of $1,000 in combined donations, Michael will run the Boston Marathon in a skirt, hopefully one in the brightest color possible, to raise awareness for Girls On The Run. Please don't let this be a disincentive for donating!
Thank you for your support!