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Girls on the Run

Posted: May 26, 2012 - 11:03pm

Girls on the Run completed a three month long season with a 5k fun run at Riverbend Elementary’s covered play area on May. Five teams, 81 girls, 36 coaches, 50 running buddies, many parents, community supporters and volunteers came out to celebrate each participant. The day was filled with hair decorating, face painting, poster making, cheering and running. Everyone had fun hula hooping and dancing to girl-power music.

AWARE Inc. is the affiliate of Girls on the Run International for Southeast Alaska. We want to thank all school counselors, teachers, parents, caregivers and participants for your dedication and support of Girls on the Run of Southeast Alaska.

Thank you to our outstanding, hardworking 5k committee Katie Smith, Carolyn Lenhart, Electra Gardinier, Vera Lumbab and Race Coordinator Extraordinairre Paul DeSloover; our generous donors Hearthside Books, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Superbear, Alaskan & Proud, Roswick-Giles’ Alaska Music One and Glacier Pediatrics; the fabulous Juneau Jumpers for providing an entertaining and dynamic jump rope performance; delightful Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers for supporting the “happy hair” table while creative and artistic Juneau Youth Services volunteers painted faces. Great appreciation also goes to program funders The City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant, Alaska Ski for Women and Rainforest Pediatrics.

Thank you Juneau! We could not celebrate the success of Juneau Girls on the Run without you!

Swarupa Toth, Executive Director, AWARE, Inc.

This updated thank you replaces the thank you submitted and run May 20.

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