Saturday, May 18, the Immaculate Chapter of She’s the First is running their fourth annual 5K Walk/Run with all proceeds going to She’s the First, an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income developing countries to help transform their lives through education . Only one in every five girls in the developing world finishes primary school and only one in three attends secondary school.
The Walk/Run is in memory of Rebecca Draper Townsend, Immaculate graduate from the Class of 2015, who passed away in a tragic accident in July of 2015. Rebecca was the founder of Immaculate’s She’s The First Chapter, one of the first high school chapters in the country. Rebecca loved theater, fashion and travel but most of all she loved helping others and that is what this walk/run is all about.
Last year the event raised $6,800 which enabled us to sponsor thirteen students in various different countries. The goal we are trying to reach this year is $6500 which would allow us to support another three students.
The race starts at 9:00 am on May 18. Please come out and help support the goal of transforming a young girl’s life in Rebecca’s memory!!