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Posts tagged with "One in a Million Campaign"

One in a Million: Kennedy Vaughan

By Suzanna McCloskey 07/13/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

The earliest version of the Girls on the Run curriculum was piloted in 1996 with the help of thirteen brave girls, including Kennedy Vaughan. Little did she know what a pivotal role she was playing in the program that has now served more than 1 million girls!

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One in a Million: Kind Campaign

By Suzanna McCloskey 07/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In 2009, Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson decided to create a documentary and nonprofit that would become Kind Campaign and reach hundreds of schools and communities nationwide. Here’s what Lauren and Molly have to share about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million Moments Announcement

By Amy Ellrod 07/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Thank you to everyone who showed their support for Girls on the Run and let us know which of our One-in-a-Million Moments inspired you the most! The team that received most votes was from Girls on the Run San Antonio, who collected and donated guitars to the Warrior Cry Music Project.

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One in a Million: Jessica Leonard

By Suzanna McCloskey 06/29/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Jessica Leonard, a SoleMate charity runner for Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati, is well on her way to meeting her fundraising goal and raising $100,000 in scholarship dollars for Cincinnati girls. Here's what Jessica has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Nicki Maher

By Suzanna McCloskey 06/26/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

ALEX AND ANI strives to create meaningful jewelry that empowers those who wear it. As Vice President of the Charity by Design division of ALEX AND ANI, Nicki Maher works to strengthen charitable organizations' missions by partnerships with ALEX AND ANI.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Coach is One in a Million

By Suzanna McCloskey 06/25/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

It is only because of our incredible coaches that we have been able to reach the milestone of serving one million girls, and we are grateful to each and every one of them! Read on to watch the video featuring Coach Rae and see the special bond she has formed with her team.

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One in a Million: Laura Post

06/19/2015 | Announcements

The LEGO Group is a Girls on the Run National Sponsor committed inspiring girls everywhere to achieve their limitless potential by using a LEGO-based activity that will spark meaningful conversations. Here's what Laura Post, Vice President of Global Insights for the LEGO Group, has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Jo Ann Stoda

By Suzanna McCloskey 06/17/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Famous Footwear is a Girls on the Run National Sponsor committed to getting girls everywhere started off on the right foot. Here's what Jo Ann Stoda, VP of Retail Marketing for Famous Footwear's parent organization, has to share about being one in a million.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Alum is One in a Million Video

By Celi Merchant 06/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Beth is the one-in-a-million alum featured in our One in a Million video. Read on to learn more about her story, including how Girls on the Run has stayed with Beth throughout her life, and watch the video featuring her.

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One in a Million: Toni Carey

By Suzanna McCloskey 06/10/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Toni Carey co-founded Black Girls RUN!, a Girls on the Run Volunteer Alliance, in 2009 to inspire African American women to make their health a priority and provide encouragement and resources to new and veteran runners. Click here to find your nearest Black Girls RUN! running group and join the movement.

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Behind the Scenes: GOTR Girl is One in a Million

By Celi Merchant 06/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Frida is one in a million. We reached out to Frida's coach about having her help with the filming of oour One in a Million video, and she let us know how special Frida is. Read on to learn more what makes Frida one in a million and watch the video.

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What Makes You One in a Million Contest Winners

By Celi Merchant 06/04/2015 | Announcements

In celebration of our One in a Million campaign, we invited our current Girls on the Run participants to answer the question “What makes you one in a million?”  We received hundreds of entries for the contest and were astounded with all of the incredible responses we received. We are excited to announce the 3 winners of the contest. 

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One in a Million: Megan Grassell

By Suzanna McCloskey 05/27/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Megan Grassell started Yellowberry to make unique, age-appropriate bras for growing bodies after being frustrated with the styles that were available for her younger sister. Megan aims to transform the bra industry for teens while helping them become more confident, empowered young women. Here’s what Megan has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Casey Cortese

By Suzanna McCloskey 05/19/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Earlier this year, Karen "Casey" Cortese completed the Triple 7 Quest, an attempt to run seven half marathons on all seven continents in seven days as a SoleMate for Girls on the Run Rockies. Despite travel delays in Antarctica, she met her goal (even running her first full marathon in the process!) and, best of all, raised funds for the Rockies council to bring Girls on the Run to more local girls. Here’s what Casey has to share about being one in a million.

 
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One in a Million Moments

By Celi Merchant 05/18/2015 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run we know that empowered girls can change the world, and our curriculum helps our girls discover that. During the course of each 10 to 12-week program cycle, every Girls on the Run team completes a community impact project. The creativity and compassion the girl’s show through these community impact projects makes each one a shining, one-in-a-million moment for our organization and for the causes these projects support!

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One in a Million: Tracy Gariepy

By Suzanna McCloskey 05/12/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In addition to being a wife, a mother of three and health enthusiast, Tracy Gariepy serves as a Brand Ambassador for running and fitness projects at Vibram USA, a National Partner of Girls on the Run. Tracy has found a way to fully experience the world through running and has spread that joy and passion for staying active to her children. Here’s what Tracy has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Katherine Slingluff

By Suzanna McCloskey 05/05/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

When Katherine Slingluff, a photographer and mother of two living in Brooklyn, registered for the 2014 New York City Marathon as a SoleMates charity runner for Girls on the Run NYC, she did not know what big things would be in store for her. She crossed the finish line as the one-millionth finisher in the marathon’s 44-year history and is now guaranteed entry into the race for life! Here’s what Katherine has to share about being one in a million.

 
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One in a Million: Nancy Green

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/30/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As a National Partner of Girls on the Run, Athleta's support is instrumental in helping Girls on the Run inspire girls to reach their limitless potential. Nancy Green, President and General Manager of Athleta, helps Athleta evolve and soar to new heights each day. Nancy has three decades of retail experience, as well as expertise in serving as an impactful mentor for future leaders.

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One in a Million: Nicole Jones

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/21/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

This week, we hear from Cigna Executive Vice President and General Counsel Nicole Jones, JD, about what makes her one in a million. Jones, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a JD from New York University, has held increasingly responsible leadership roles throughout her career and always aims to lead with an open heart.

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One in a Million: Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/18/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Filmmakers and TV producers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook met in 2007 when working on a national teen filmmaking program and soon realized they shared a passion for female empowerment. The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is their first feature-length documentary, which chronicles the journey of five female filmmakers as they drive across America to interview inspirational women from all walks of life. Sarah and Dana want to change the world by empowering people through storytelling. Here’s what Sarah and Dana have to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Krista Davis

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/15/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, a National Partner of Girls on the Run, is filled with passionate members that provide hands-on volunteer support to Girls on the Run councils in the sorority's quest to Build Strong Girls. In honor of National Volunteer Week, we're featuring Gamma Phi Beta International President Krista Davis, a One-in-a-Million woman who knows the importance of volunteers. Here’s what Krista has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Jodi Norgaard

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As a Girls on the Run coach for four years and mother of three, Jodi Norgaard knows the importance of girls receiving positive messages about physical, mental and emotional health. When she saw a need for age appropriate, properly proportioned toys carrying that positive message, she decided to start Dream Big Toy Company and create Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls as a fun and educational way to celebrate healthy habits.  Here’s what Jodi has to share about being one in a million.

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One in a Million: Mikki Stevens of Red Hot Mamas

By Suzanna McCloskey 04/01/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Red Hot Mamas is a one-of-a-kind comedy dance group founded 22 years ago by Mikki Stevens, now in her 60s, when she inspired a group of five women to dance in their hometown Fourth of July parade for the purpose of encouraging and motivating other women through uplifting fun. The group has since gone on to perform in two Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades by invitation, two U.S. President Inaugurations, The London New Year’s Day Celebration and many other events. Most group members range in age from 30 to 60 and all exude a zany zest for life. Here’s what Mikki has to share about being one in a million.

 
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One in a Million: Jill Dailey

By Suzanna McCloskey 03/24/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

As the Co-Founder and President of The Dailey Method fitness studio, Jill Dailey helps people transform their lives through fitness with classes that combine ballet, pilates and yoga. Jill has moved The Dailey Method from a one-room studio in San Francisco's Marina District to an international fitness enterprise with 56 studios on three continents and counting, all while staying true to her original goal of improving the lives of those she teaches. Here’s what Jill has to share about being one in a million. 

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One-in-a-Million: Andréa Williams

By Suzanna McCloskey 03/20/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Andréa Williams, a nurse from Annapolis, Maryland, is one of the eight women on the Bike Like a Girl team, which will participate in the Race Across America transcontinental bicycle race in June. As the second 8-woman team in Race Across America history, Bike Like a Girl is participating with the goal of raising money and awareness in support of empowering girls and women through cycling. Here’s what Andréa has to share about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million: Kristen Snyder

By Pamela Young 03/17/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

In this Q&A we hear from a recent Girls on the Run participant, 12-year-old Kristen Alexis Snyder. Kristen participated in Girls on the Run in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 4th grade. Hear what Kristen, now in 7th grade, has to say about being One in a Million.

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One-in-a-Million: Renée Trudeau

By Suzanna McCloskey 03/08/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach, speaker and award-winning author who believes our inner life should be as rich as our outer life. Renée has led transformational events for women for 20 years and has certified facilitators in more than 10 countries to administer workshops based on her acclaimed curriculum.This week, learn what Renée has to say about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million: Xochitl Hernandez

By Suzanna McCloskey 03/07/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

Nationally, women make up only 3.5 percent of firefighters. In Austin, Texas, where Xochitl Hernandez works for the Austin Fire Department paving the way for other women firefighters, that percentage has nearly doubled in the past six years. Here are her thoughts about being one in a million.

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One-in-a-Million: Jess Weiner

By Suzanna McCloskey 03/02/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

For the past 20 years, Jess Weiner has encouraged people to share their individual stories through her work as a social entrepreneur, speaker, writer and educator. As Dove’s Global Self-Esteem Ambassador for nearly the past decade, she has become an expert on inspiring confidence in women and girls. Here's what Jess has to share about being one in a million.

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Video: One Girl at a Time

02/28/2015 | General

Starring girls, coaches, parents and an alumna from our program, our 2015 video shares Girls on the Run's vision and how we're working to make it a reality, one girl at a time, for a million girls and counting!

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One-in-a-Million: Sha'Condria Sibley

By Pamela Young 02/26/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

We’re Celebrating the milestone of serving one million girls by showcasing some one-in-a-million women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women. This week, learn what poet and performer Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley has to say about what makes her—and all of us—one in a million.

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Activity: One in a Million Coloring Sheet

02/20/2015 | Fun & Games

Girls on the Run is celebrating serving our one-millionth girl! Because we know that every girl is uniquely one in a million, here's an "I Am One in a Million" coloring sheet you can print for your girl (or you!) to enjoy.

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One-in-a-Million: Kathrine Switzer

By Pamela Young 02/16/2015 | Featured Columns & Series

This year, Girls on the Run will serve its one-millionth girl! We’re honoring this milestone by celebrating what makes each of us one in a million and by showcasing some one-in-a-million women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women—beginning with Kathrine Switzer, the iconic sports and social advocate whose participation as the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon made sports history in 1967.

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One in a Million!

By Pamela Young 02/15/2015 | Announcements

At Girls on the Run, we envision a world where all girls know their limitless potential. And more than that, we are working to make that vision a reality. That is why we’re so excited to share that Girls on the Run will serve our one-millionth girl this year! We invite you to celebrate with us! Here's how. 

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