Girls on the Run Delaware hosted an evening filled with wine, food, and award-winning short films this week at their sixth annual LUNAFEST fundraiser.
With a growing list of friends and supporters, the nonprofit made a move to the Wilmington Country Club this year, where the traveling short film festival enjoyed its largest turnout yet. Funds from the event will support two full scholarship teams to participate in Girls on the Run at local schools and community sites.
The film festival was developed by LUNA, the makers of the nutrition bars for women, which connects women and causes. The LUNAFEST films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics relating to women’s health, motherhood, body image, relationships, cultural diversity, breaking barriers and more.
Confidence and character-building is exactly what the founders of Girls on the Run Delaware had in mind when they launched the running program for a small group of 4th grade girls at Tower Hill School back in 2005. They now offer programs in every school district across the state and have served over 20,000 girls with a popular after school program that mixes physical fitness, teamwork and lots of positivity.
With a glow of optimism that quieted everyone in the room, Girls on the Run Delaware Executive Director Kim Chitty explained the many reasons her program has enjoyed great success.
Girls on the Run is a place where differences are embraced.
Girls on the Run is a place where we find strength in our connectedness.
Girls on the Run is a place where girls learn to express joy, optimism and gratitude with their thoughts, actions and words.
Girls on the Run is a place where we nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Girls on the Run is a place where we lead with an open heart and assume positive intent.
Girls on the Run is a place where we stand up for ourselves and stand up for others.
Girls on the Run 5Ks are open to all. Their next race is Saturday, November 16th at Dover International Speedway. Click here to register.