The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Walkathon and Activity Fair A Resounding Success!
Garden City, NY May 14, 2012 – With more than 600 attendees, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Girls Go the Distance Walkathon and Activity Fair on Sunday, April 22nd at Old Bethpage Village Restoration was a great success raising more than $28,000! The two-mile walk complete with entertainment and activities gathered together Long Islanders, families, Troops, community and local corporations to gain awareness for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Healthy Living Initiatives.
“It was a wonderful day learning about different ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and walking for a great cause,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “We thank our amazing sponsors for their support and all of the participants!”
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 focuses on increasing girls’ self-esteem, media image awareness and how to develop healthy relationships.
Families, Troops, community and local corporations gathered together for the two–mile walk complete with entertainment, activities and barbeque provided by The Meat House. Attendees participated in fun activities that helped them learn about healthy choices, while Girl Scout Alumnae and corporate teams met with today's Girl Scouts, networked with peers and real-life role models for girls throughout Nassau County.
A special thank you goes out to the event sponsors for their generous contributions including Corporate Sponsors: Emblem Health, Hofstra University, The Meat House and Winthrop University Hospital. Community Sponsors included: Adelphi University, Arrow Transfer and Storage, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Friendly’s Restaurants, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, Lackmann Culinary Services, Long Island Board of Realtors, Long Island Ducks, Long Island Marriott, Mutual of America, St. Joseph’s College, Whole Foods.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 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 www.gsnc.org.
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