Support Girls on the Run of New Jersey East
Girls on the Run of NJ East is actively seeking charitable contributions and sponsorships to support our current programs and to help extend our programs to new communities in the north/central area of New Jersey. Girls on the Run of NJ East is a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation.
HUGE Superstar Shout-out to our Presenting Sponsor, R. Seelaus & Co., Inc.
Special thanks to our 2016 Superstar Sponsors:
Finish Line ($2500)
Shining Star ($1000)
- Healthy Kids Pediatrics Group
- Benjamin Seelaus
Mile Marker ($500)
- CrossFit KOA
- Bowman & Company LLP
- Cathy Knapp / Towne Realty Group
- Investors Bank
- Main Street Movers
- Scheier Dental Group
- OlenderFeldman LLP
Sponsor A Girl ($250)
- Baker Street Yoga LLP
- Joshua Reid
- Richard Bertoni
- John Matsikaudis
- The Nancy and Willis King Foundation
- Merck Foundation
- Junior League of Summit
- Victoria Foundation
- Florham Park Jaycees
- Pacers Princeton
- Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Why Donate or Sponsor?
Some Sad Facts For Today’s Girls:
- Body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint are predictors of depression in girls.
- Almost two-thirds of girls in 5th-12th grades are dissatisfied with their body shape and want
to lose weight.
- Girls as young as five form negative self-images based on their weight.
- Among girls, an emphasis on popularity and slimness along with increased television viewing
are linked to low self-esteem.
If You Want To Help Change That, Here Is Some Good News:
- Girls who participate in physical activities are 40% less likely to smoke, have higher levels of self-esteem, better body images, and lower levels of depression.
- Girls who have experienced emotional trauma respond positively to physical fitness programs.
- Girls who participate in physical activities are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior
- Girls who participate in physical exercise have better relationships with parents, get better
grades, are less likely to use drugs and are less depressed than girls who don’t.
And The Best News? If a Girl is Involved With Girls On The Run:
- she has higher self-esteem;**
- she has improved eating attitudes;**
- she has an improved body image;** and
- she has a positive peer group and positive role models for her future.
**According to research conducted by Dr. Rita DeBate, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior at UNC-Charlotte, the Girls on the Run Curricula improve girls self- esteem, body image and eating attitudes to a “statistically significant” extent.