Funds to be used for scholarship opportunities.
Matching proceeds raised from Paula Kreissler’s “Five Strategies for Busy Families to Stay Healthy,” the second of five lectures in the Enmark Encourage Health Education Series 2014, Enmark Stations raised $2000 for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia, a local Savannah nonprofit.
The nonprofit raised an additional $432 during the Enmark Dollar Day at Enmark’s store on Waters Avenue.
Enmark presented the check to Beth Aldrich, executive director of Girls on the Run of Coastal Ga. at the third Enmark Encourage Health Educational Lecture on Tuesday, June 24.
Explaining that the funds will be used for scholarship opportunities, Aldrich said, “Last spring 73% of the 466 girls who participated in our program received at least a partial scholarship. Our fee structure is based on household income and we have never turned anyone away for inability to pay. Girls on the Run reaches out to all girls in grades 3-8 regardless of their family finances.”
Enmark partnered with Healthy Savannah, the Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and WJCL to present this premier series of five wellness lectures benefiting local nonprofit organizations focused on Wellness.
The Encourage Health Educational Series happens on the last Tuesday of the months of February, April, June, August and October. The series features presentations from the area’s most respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living. The next Encourage Health Education Lecture will be Tuesday, Aug. 26, Kerri Goodrich, founder and Director of Performance Initiatives in Savannah, will explain Five Ways Weight Lifting Helps Burn Body Fat. The selected charity for Goodrich’s presentation is Performance Initiatives.
Lunch and Lecture Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Checks should be made payable to the benefiting charity for that particular lecture. Enmark will match all proceeds and will present a check to the designated charity at each of the lectures. For more information, visit http://myenmarkenjoy.com/Files/EncourageHealth