2017 Recipients & Sponsors

  Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. In 2016, GSSNE served 6,500 girls in partnership with 2,730 adult volunteers. GSSNE welcomes all girls, grades K-12 and serves all Rhode Island communities as well as 13 communities in southeastern Massachusetts and Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts serves more than 2.7 million girls and adult members.  Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership development organization for girls and has been for more than 100 years.  While times have changed, each Girl Scout continues to benefit by connecting with her peers in an environment where she can build the confidence and skills she needs to become a leader in today’s world.

Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership development organization for girls and has been for more than 100 years. While times have changed, each Girl Scout continues to benefit by connecting with her peers in an environment where she can build the confidence and skills she needs to become a leader. Girls explore their personal potential without competition from boys – an opportunity that many educators consider to be essential for girls to achieve their aspirations. Setting itself apart from many youth organizations, GSSNE devotes all of its resources to the development of girls.

Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and outdoor activities, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full potential; relate to others with increasing understanding skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

In the United States today, more than 59 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. These women are powerful indicators of what the next generation of women leaders can do and be.

Race proceeds will expand the Marathon in a Month program, which focuses on getting girls moving and being outdoors, living active and healthy lifestyles, learning about good nutrition and their own bodies.

The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  In 2016, GSSNE served 6,500 girls in partnership with 2,730 adult volunteers.  GSSNE welcomes all girls in grades K-12 and serves all Rhode Island communities, as well as 13 communities in southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut.  Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership development organization for girls.  Each Girl Scout benefits by connecting with her peers in an environment where she can build the confidence and skills she needs to become a leader.

American Cancer Society in Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 by 10 doctors and 5 laypeople in New York City.  It was called the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). At that time, a cancer diagnosis meant near certain death.  Rarely mentioned in public, this disease was steeped in fear and denial.  Doctors sometimes did not tell their parents they had cancer, and patients often did not tell their friends and families that they had been diagnosed with it.  Society-funded researchers have contributed to nearly every major cancer research breakthrough we’ve seen in the almost 70 years since the Society’s research program began.  They’ve helped establish the link between cancer and smoking; demonstrated the effectiveness of the Pap test; developed cancer-fighting drugs and biological response modifiers such as interferon; dramatically increased the cure rate for childhood leukemia; proven the safety and effectiveness of mammography; and so much more.  Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $4 billion in research, recognizing and providing the funding 47 researchers needed to get started and go on to win the Nobel Prize.  Thanks in part to the Society’s work, there are nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States alone who have survived cancer.  In fact, more than 500 lives are being saved each day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer.  And we won’t rest until we finish the fight against cancer.

Race proceeds will raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.  

Save Lives – Celebrate Lives – Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.  The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer.  Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.  The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

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