Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports many great causes in the Hampton Roads community and further afield. Recently we agreed to be a sponsor of Girls on The Run which is holding a 5K on May 21.
Cooper Hurley Marketing Director David Macaulay recently visited Green Run Elementary School in Virginia Beach to see the program in action and to present Girls on the Run with a check for $500. Girls on the Run is not just about the big race. It works with girls to build teamwork through regularly running over a matter of months in a wide range of Hampton Roads schools.
Meg Forsberg, Director of Marketing & Communications Girls on the Run of Hampton Roads, was at the school. She explained Girls on the Run is an after-school program that focuses on girls third through eighth grades. The program trains volunteers who run the programs in schools.
“This is the first time this school has participated. It’s one of 60 schools in the area that is part of our spring program, all working toward the one big goal of participating in the 5 K that takes place on Sunday, May 21,” she said.
Forsberg said the donations from companies like Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers allows girls who might not otherwise afford the program to take part.
Karen Stockburger, a Girls on the Run coach at Green Run Elementary, has been part of Girls on the Run at other schools in the past.
“I wanted to bring the program to Green Run to build the confidence and the relationships of the Girls at Green Run,” she said.
“We promote self-confidence, we learn about each other, and we create a safe space where it’s OK to express your feelings,” she said.
Lauren Sexton is also a coach at Green Run Elementary. It’s her first year in the program. “In the short amount of time that we have gotten together, the girls have shown they are really building relationships with each other. They are acting really positively in the way that they talk to one another,” she said.
“I see them including each other, encouraging each other while they are running and saying kind words to each other,” she said.
Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit. The spring program ends on May 21 with a 5K run at Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. Fund out more at the Girls on the Run website.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers supports many good causes in the Hampton Roads community.
Please support our spring Facebook “likes’ campaign which supports Heal The Warriors, a Norfolk-based charity that helps veterans and service personnel with brain injuries. For every new ‘like’ of our Facebook page, we will donate $1 to Heal the Warriors. Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.