Last month when we said we “Flowered It Forward “ in a big way, we weren’t kidding. Check out this spectacular photo, taken this past weekend at the 2013 Black Girls Run! Sweat With Your Sole Race and Conference. As a gift to their national ambassadors, the BGR! staff inquired with us about the possibility of flowers. They wanted a beautiful – and meaningful – way to thank their team of over 200 women for their time, talents and treasures. We were honored. We sent them /dark pink/ – a message that fit perfectly. There’s a whole lot of fierce and beauty in this picture.
Black Girls RUN! is a gem. An organization created to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority by putting one foot in front of the other. We ALL know it’s about WAY more than just running and the BGR! philosophy is no exception. Through their community, they have fostered countless connections and facilitated a nationwide movement where women are supporting women in whatever they do.
BGR! was started by two women – with a dream and mission. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know co-founders Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks during this past year. It was over a glass of wine in Little Rock, Arkansas when Toni’s words, stories and reflections offered us a sense of relief – we weren’t crazy…and even though it can feel overwhelming, chasing the dream is always worth it.
These ladies were born to do this. Inspire…connect…empower. That’s why you’ll notice they received a different color from us. /Green/…for courage.