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SPONSOR THE GIRL SCOUTS OF NASSAU COUNTY WALKATHON

--Support Healthy Living Initiatives--

Garden City, NY February 16, 2012 – Looking to give back to a worthy cause? Consider sponsoring the Girl Scouts of Nassau County "Girls Go The Distance" Walkathon on Sunday, April 22nd at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The Walkathon will help raise awareness and support the Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Healthy Living Initiatives.

"We thank our current sponsors for their generous contributions including: Emblem Health, Winthrop University Hospital, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, Long Island Ducks, Long Island Marriott and The Meat House," said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. "Our upcoming Walkathon is another way for us to celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary in a healthy and active way. If you're company is looking to get involved in healthy living, we'd love to have your support."

The Healthy Living Initiatives bring a unique perspective to keeping girls healthy. Girls define health in their own terms, placing as much emphasis on emotional and social well-being as physical health, nutrition and physical fitness. In addition to healthy eating and physical fitness, the Healthy Living Initiatives also focus on increasing girls' self-esteem, media image awareness and how to develop healthy relationships.

Families, Troops, community and local corporations will gather together for the two– mile walk complete with entertainment, activities and barbeque provided by The Meat House. Attendees will participate in fun activities that can help them learn about healthy choices, while Girl Scout Alumnae and corporate teams can meet today's Girl Scouts, network with peers and be real-life role models for girls throughout Nassau County.

To register, become a team captain or for more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County "Girls Go the Distance" Walkathon, please visit www.gsnc.org/walk.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit www.gsnc.org.

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