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#CarrieOn Award Winner Helps Families of Children with Cancer

By Ronnie Bower on 6/8/2017

Girls on the Run of the Triangle #CarrieOn Award Winner Raises Money for Families of Children with Cancer

Elizabeth Boltz, #CarrieOn Award winner completes service project by participating in JUST TRYAN IT Triathlon May 21, 2017.

 Elizabeth Boltz, elementary school-aged winner of the first #CarrieOn Award, exercised her heart for service by completing the JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon. She raised money to provide financial assistance to families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment. The #CarrieOn award is named in memory of Carrie Holderman Gilmore, a long‐time GOTR of the Triangle coach and staff member who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer in May of 2016. In the wake of her death, friends and family joined to create the GOTR Triangle Carrie Gilmore Memorial Fund, with the intention of annually recognizing three girls – one elementary school‐aged, one middle school‐aged, and one rising college freshman who exemplify the GOTR values and the heart for service that Carrie embodied.

 

As part of the application process, Elizabeth was asked to name a nonprofit to which she would like to give a monetary donation and donate two hours of her time. Elizabeth’s choice of JUST TRYAN IT illustrates her dedication and desire to serve others, in addition to the great kindness and compassion Elizabeth displays to everyone she meets. In addition to Elizabeth’s time, GOTR of the Triangle made a $200 donation to JUST TRYAN IT in her name, received by Carrie Norry, one of the founders. JUST TRYAN IT raises funds to offer financial assistance for indirect costs such as travel, lodging, meals and extra child care while their child is receiving treatment. This year, JUST TRYAN IT will grant over $90,000 to the families being treated at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital

Applications for the #CarrieOn Awards will be available annually each fall with the recipients announced

in November. For more information or to make a contribution to the GOTR Triangle Carrie Gilmore Memorial Fund fund, please click here or contact Ronnie Bower, Special Projects Manager, GOTR of the Triangle at ronnie@gotrtriangle.org.

GOTR of the Triangle is a nonprofit, physical activity‐based, positive youth development program (PAPYD) for girls in grades 3‐8 designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. Its mission is to create a world full of joyful, healthy, and confident girls acting on their values and opportunities. As the name implies, running is a part of the program, but the primary focus is empowerment. Its experience‐based curriculum is designed to help girls across the Triangle recognize and activate their limitless potential. Throughout the program, girls complete lessons to help them develop their competence, feel confident in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with compassion, create positive connections with peers, coaches, and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to their community.

 


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