If you are like me and not familiar with this group, here is what I have learned and want to share with you.
GirlFriends is a volunteer group of ninth to twelfth grade high school girls that work to fundraise throughout the school year to help support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The girls come from various high schools in the Atlanta area and are chosen based on an application and interview process. These girls show their support through their membership, volunteer opportunities and events and projects at or away from the hospital. If you check out the website here you will see that some of the projects these girls are involved in are girlFriends’ Battle of the Bands; Children’s Christmas Parade, Miracle Marathon and the Mailbox Brigade.
The group has meetings throughout the year with speakers, events and projects. This Sunday we heard the amazing story of a high school senior tennis player that had undergone two extremely invasive back surgeries. She spoke about her surgeries, recovery and the care from Children’s Healthcare. She was a huge inspiration and had a great story of overcoming serious odds with the help from Children’s Healthcare.
I so appreciated the opportunity to meet these girls, exercise with them and learn from them. I am impressed with their spirit, volunteerism and giving of their weekend time. Check girlFriends on the website above to learn more!
And I even got one of the cool neon orange girlFriends t-shirts to wear!
How was your weekend? Your Sunday? Don’t you just love it when those teenagers laugh at your jokes? Or at least pretend that you are not so embarrassing . . . .
Hope you are having some fun this week!