Saturday, March 10, 2012

Why you should support 'Girls With Sole'

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."   - Maya Angelou
Fitness is not just about sculpted abs, rock hard buns and trophies. It's about perseverance, endurance, strength, will, self-reliance, trust, achievement. Fitness can lift a soul from the depths of pain to a healing place. Sounds melodramatic but nothing could be more true for survivors who find healing through fitness.

Girls With Sole is a nonprofit organization based in the Cleveland area that focuses on bringing fitness
and wellness programs to at-risk and abused girls aged 9-18. GWS gives these girls something special. It's a place where there is someone who believes in them, who supports them and who is pushing for their success. GWS gives these girls an opportunity to feel empowered.

 In addition to fitness programs headed up by volunteer coaches, Girls With Sole provides its clients free running shoes, fitness journals, sports bras and water bottles. Because GWS has a huge need to fill and a tight budget, even its Executive Director, Liz Ferro, works as a full-time unpaid volunteer.

This organization is doing everything it can to support a group of children and young women that fall through the cracks, and it needs your help.

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