The Girls on the Run® (GOTR) group under the direction of Susan Crochet made a generous donation of coloring books, colors, stickers and reading books to the children who were patients of Terrebonne General Medical Center’s (TGMC) Women’s and Children’s Unit.

 As part of each session of GOTR, the girls collaborate on an idea for a community project. They are responsible for every aspect including voting on the idea, gathering all items and planning how to execute the plan. They have to work together as a whole to help the community. This particular lesson showed the girls that even the help of one person can make a difference.

 “TGMC and our patients are very blessed to have such giving children in our community. The items for our pediatric patients were very thoughtful and brightened the day for the children.  We admire the commitment and dedication the girls put into the Girls on the Run® program and the many life lessons the program teaches our young leaders,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC.

 About Girls on the Run:

The mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

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