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 2017 Superstar Sponsors:
Finish Line ($2500)
- JD Fitness
- Majeski Foundation
- The Montessori Children’s Academy
- Sipprelle Charitable Corp.
- Sue Adler Team
Shining Star ($1000)
- Healthy Kids Pediatrics Group
- Main Street Movers
- Mount Saint Dominic Academy
- Roberta Parker, Berkshire Hathaway
Mile Marker ($500)
- Bowman & Company LLP
- Cathy Knapp, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
- Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
- Michael Kurak, Esq.
- Scheier Dental Group
- WHOA Travel
- Work It Out – River
Sponsor A Girl ($250)
- Dr. Christina Carter, DMD
- Motion Fitness
- The Nancy and Willis King Foundation
- Merck Foundation
- Florham Park Jaycees
- Florham Park Police Benevolence Association
- Princeton Family YMCA
- Pacers Princeton
- Goryeb Children’s Hospital
We’re also grateful to Investors Bank for their long-time support and for committing to being our Tournament Sponsor at our 1st Annual Girls at the Green Golf & Dinner Invitational.
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.