March Girl Hero

March Girl Hero

Our March Hero is Superstar Supporter and

Board Member, Sherry Williams!

Sherry was first introduced to Girls on the Run in 2010 in her role as Community Affairs Director for Swedish Medical Center. After learning more about the Girls on the Run curriculum and our focus on providing access to all girls in King County, Sherry helped build a partnership between GOTR and Swedish to support scholarships for girls, beginning in the Tukwila and Highline Districts and expanding to provide financial assistance to girls throughout the region. To date, thanks to our partnership with Swedish Medical Center, we have been able to offer over 400 girls full scholarships (that’s 26 teams!).

After several years providing Girls on the Run support from the alignment with Swedish, Sherry joined our Board of Directors to personally contribute to the program and empower girls in our community. Sherry shared the following about her involvement with Girls on the Run: “Swedish provides sponsorship to a large number of community-based organizations that do good in our community. But when it comes to giving my personal time I am willing to invest in GOTR because this organization is passionate about giving girls the tools to be successful and to use their hearts, minds and bodies to grow and believe in themselves.”

During her tenure on the Board, Sherry has been an integral part of our Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce and works diligently to ensure that all girls in King County have access to messages of empowerment and self-confidence. In addition, she’s been a Running Buddy, a member of our (very!) early morning 5k event set-up team, and also (wo)mans the Swedish booth at the 5k.

We are so grateful to Sherry for her years of contribution to Girls on the Run, both personally and professionally. Stop by the Swedish booth at the 5k to say hi and give Sherry an energy award!