February Girl Hero

February Girl Hero

We HEART our February Girl Hero, Rebecca Gerben!

We can confidently say that we wouldn’t be the organization we are without February’s Girl Hero, Rebecca Gerben. She’s literally served in more capacities and roles than we can count. Rebecca has volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach for several seasons, emcee’ d for numerous GOTR 5K’s, served as the chairperson for our fundraising and marketing committees and inspired the audiences at our Annual Auction and Sneaker Soiree events. She currently serves on our Board of Directors and is among the longest serving members.

Most recently Rebecca has become an enthusiastic leader of one of our Solemates charity running teams. Solemates is a adult charity running program for folks who want to support Girls on the Run’s mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. This season, our SoleMates team will be participating in the Ragnar Northwest passage relay. Each SoleMate commits to raising funds to support scholarships for Girls on the Run participants and in exchange, GOTR supplies vans for transport, covers registration costs and connects fun individuals who seek to support girls in their community.  Since she began participating, Girl Hero, Rebecca has raised over $3,000 for Girls on the Run, while inspiring others to provide funds needed to support more girls participating in the GOTR programs.

It’s a bonding experience for sure and we’ve noticed lately that many of our runners return after having so much fun the previous year.  If you’re interested in participating, we’re happy to answer any questions!  Email Sonal at sonal@girlsrun.org, or get more info on being a SoleMate on our website.

And if you see Rebecca at the Ragnar Run this July be sure and congratulate her on her training, running and raising funds. Not only does she train hard and tirelessly support our mission, she recently welcomed a new baby GOTR girl this past week. Wow! Now that’s a serious commitment to fitness and girls in our community!