Sentara Provides Grant to Running Program that Boosts Preteen Girls' Self-Respect, Promotes Healthy LIfestyles
| Sentara supports the Girls on the Run program in Hampton Roads.|
NORFOLK, VA (Sept 23, 2010) - At 11 years of age, Katie Georges has run five 5Ks. She also knows how to resist peer pressure, bullying and buying into popular media images that define girls.
Katie is one of more than 2,000 girls who have completed the Girls on the Run program at one of 18 sites throughout Hampton Roads. Sentara provided a grant to help launch the local chapter of the international nonprofit that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. Four-time Hawaii triathlete Molly Barker started the program.
Sentara's grant to Girls on the Run is just one example highlighted in the October 2010 Sentara Community Benefits report, which provides a glimpse of how Sentara supports a wide range of community agencies and programs.
In addition to the Girls on the Run program, the October 2010 Community Benefits report also features Sentara's new all-digital mobile mammography van and the Olde Towne Medical Center's obstetrical/prenatal clinic for expectant mothers living in Williamsburg, James City County and York County.
Read more details about Sentara's dedication to the Hampton Roads community through various programs and financial contributions. Also view past versions of Community Benefits reports.
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