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Garden City, NY January 18, 2012 - The Girl Scouts of Nassau County is proud to bring back their "Girls Go The Distance" Walkathon for the third year in a row! On Sunday, April 22nd at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 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 to garner awareness and support the Girl Scouts of Nassau County's Healthy Living Initiatives.

"We are really looking forward to another fun day of walking, being outside and raising awareness for healthy living this coming Spring," said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. "This is such an extraordinary year for us - 100 years of Girl Scouting in the USA - so we are sure to make this year's walkathon extra special in honor of this wonderful and momentous occasion!"

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.

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. Thanks go out to our current sponsors: Emblem Health, Winthrop University Hospital, Hofstra University and The Meat House.

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

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 develops 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. 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


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