“A Community For Girls: The Power Of One”

It only takes one girl to inspire change and hope in a community, especially in developing countries.

The Running Goddess is an organization committed to supporting women and girls in their pursuit of health and education. Through your involvement, girls locally and abroad will be uplifted. By nurturing a girl’s love of science or giving girls the opportunity to attend school, your contribution will make a difference.

Our run/walk is a family event and we welcome everyone to show their support. This year we are proud to sponsor the following organizations:

  • KEEP/ Apne Aap: Helping at-risk girls in India.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester: “Smart Girls Get Science” program at Westmoreland Sanctuary.
  • The Running Goddess Scholarship: Offered to a local, athletic, high school girl with an interest in majoring in the sciences.
  • Asian University for Women/ The Running Goddess International Scholarship: A women’s college based in Bangladesh, they provide a Westernized curriculum for gifted young women from countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Syria. Offered to an AUW student majoring in the sciences.

We also welcome My Sisters’ Place race team as participants in our event this year. My Sisters’ Place provides support for women and children in Westchester affected by domestic violence and human trafficking. We are pleased to have been chosen as one of the fund-raising events for their organization.

2014 TRG Scholarship winner: Meet Ms. Alyson Winter

Alyson and her mom Cathy at the 2014 Running Goddess 5K in June

Alyson and her mom Cathy at the 2014 Running Goddess 5K in June

As our 2014 TRG Scholarship winner, Ms. Alyson Winter is the embodiment of a TRG scholar-athlete. While attendng Ossining High School, Alyson spent two summers researching the effect of psychology on the recovery of breast cancer patients. Her summer research study will have meaningful impact on the treatment plans for these women. As a result she was chosen to represent Westchester and our country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May. As captain of her Varsity Field Hockey and Gymnastic Teams, she is also a natural leader. She will be attending Providence College in the fall.
To paraphrase her words, “My dream for the future is to combine these two passions of health and science. Education and health empower women and give them the necessary confidence to achieve greatness; this combination makes anything possible.”

2014 TRG International Scholarship winner: Meet AUW’s Ms Moumita Saha

Moumita Saha

Moumita Saha

Moumita Saha, a first-year undergraduate at AUW, is inspired by a dream that has been instilled in her through the support of her parents. “My mother works so hard that she inspires me,” Moumita says. “[My parents' dream] is my dream also.” Her parents have worked hard to ensure that she has the opportunities they didn’t have. Read more»

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