At Girls on the Run, we believe that every girl is unique. She has a unique story to tell, she has a unique talent to share and she has a unique experience that shapes how she sees herself and the world around her. We know (and data proves!) that societal messages and the complicated worlds that our girls grow up in often dim this light. It is our duty, our responsibility, our privilege to ignite the spark that lives within every girl. As we near the end of a complicated and stressful year, we are celebrating the power, potential and courage of our girls, and the strides we’ve made to re-build our program in eastern Iowa. We are thrilled to have been back on-site in communities we’ve served previously, and new ones as well. While we are proud of our impact this season, the ongoing unpredictability of the virus, especially the Delta variant, resulted in us not having as many girls participate, which lowered our anticipated income significantly. By raising $10,000 by December 31, 2021 we can make up that income. We need your help to ensure we are here next season and beyond to empower more girls and ignite a spark in them to fearlessly chase their dreams.