Champions 4 Her Walk, Run & Festival 2008
JANUARY NEWS FROM CHAMPIONS 4 HER WALK, RUN & FESTIVAL 2008
Champions 4 Her Walk, Run & Festival website is off and running
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, www.champions4her.com. The website features a variety of tools to help educate about all elements of the Champions 4 Her Walk, Run & Festival as well as its beneficiary partners, and also allow for online registration, donation, sponsorship and volunteer sign-up. It’s an information and exciting site that is a great place to send those interested for full details about the event and the many ways they can get involved. Check it out today.
Email your UofL friends and ask them to donate! View a quick demonstration which will show you how to import your GroupWise addresses into the Champions 4 Her email tool. Click here.
Successful launch of Champions 4 Her Walk, Run & Festival with Mayor Jerry Abramson
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson recently joined Women 4 Women and our beneficiary partners to launch the start of Champions 4 Her Walk, Run, & Festival, a new event in June that will bring ten local organizations together in the common goal of raising both funds and morale for the issues facing today’s area women and girls. Teams and individuals will be able to participate in a 5K Walk, Run and enjoy a festival at Waterfront Park after finishing.
The partners include:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
- The Center for Women & Families
- Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
- Mom’s Closet Resource Center
- Project Women
- University of Louisville Women’s Athletics
- University of Louisville Women’s Center
- West Louisville Girls Choir
- Women 4 Women
Initial financial support for the event is being provided through a $50,000 grant from the Gheens Foundation. WAVE-TV and Today’s Woman are providing media support to help promote the event as well. Additional sponsors and media partners are currently being sought.
“I applaud the effort of Women 4 Women and the participating organizations,” said Mayor Abramson. “This type of public collaboration and initiative is exactly what Louisville needs to achieve our goal of becoming a Healthy Hometown.”
“In our quest to build a City of Champions, Champions 4 Her represents a groundbreaking formula which will not only benefit these ten wonderful organizations – but will also benefit the entire area as well,” said Ann L. Coffey, President and CEO of Women 4 Women. “We truly hope that this event, which will add exciting elements each year such as sports clinics, a music festival, public art, will create an opportunity for everyone to play a part in creating a hometown that becomes one of the best places for girls, women and their families to live and work.”
The idea for a collaborative event grew out of the 2005 Louisville Women’s Summit co-hosted by Women 4 Women and the Louisville Metro Office for Women, and sponsored by Norton Women’s Pavilion. Staff and volunteers from each of the ten benefiting organizations will all participate in the planning, preparation and management of the event that will occur on June 21, 2008.
With the help of Mayor Jerry Abramson, Women 4 Women launched Champions 4 Her Walk, Run & Festival, the new event will bring together ten nonprofit organizations to raise money and awareness for women’s and girls’ causes.