Since FitBloggin’11 we’ve made a donation in the name of the speakers who donate their time and expertise to be a part of our conference. In 2011, Shape Up America was surprised by our $1,500 gift. In 2012, we raised enough money to sponsor 2 elementary schools in the Morning Mile Program. This year we decided to support About-Face, a program that equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image.
FitBloggin’ received this personal note from About-Face Executive Director Jennifer Berger:
We cannot thank you enough, FitBloggin’13 speakers! Your donation to About-Face helps us educate hundreds of women and girls to understand their media environment and to equip themselves with important tools for wellness, including the prevention of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and body image problems, as well as improved self-esteem.
You are contributing to a program that really works. In a study of 1,267 participants, About-Face found that after workshops, students’ body image satisfaction, self-esteem, and critical-thinking skills improve significantly.
We are so excited to partner with you in changing and improving the way that young women see themselves and empowering them to seize opportunities in their lives. Thank you again for your generous gift!
Executive Director, About-Face
I’m so grateful to the FitBloggin’ community for helping me help these organizations!