When we were planning the SHE Rocks Virtual Run on Mother’s Day, our biggest internal challenge/struggle was to make sure the virtual run was inclusive of every SHE, because regardless of whether or not you’re a mother, every woman has an immense capacity to love and care for others, be that their own child, niece or nephew, students, beloved animal, community or others. The SHE Rocks Virtual Run is all about celebrating every woman, every type of mother and the unique capacity every woman has to love. Therefore, we thought in true SHE fashion, why wouldn’t we give all of our lovely participants the opportunity to spread that love even further and touch others in the process.
We very carefully picked these three charity partners because their cause, passion and mission are ones that we believe are not only immensely worthy but are ones that resonate deeply with all women. We also personally know the women behind these causes and have been awe-inspired by the heart and hope they put into their work. They are making a difference in the lives of women in profound ways. Even if for instance fertility isn’t something you personally struggle with, like us, you probably know of a woman who has and you’ve been by her side during her struggle and journey. As women we can only imagine the agony of having someone we love, especially a child, struggle with a chronic illness; as runners, we know just how important a donated pair of new running shoes can be on an everyday basis, let a lone for someone facing one of the toughest challenges of their life. And we all are touched by the courage of parents who brave the journey of adopting a child – a process filled with uncertainty, hope and fearless love. Whether choosing this path for your own family or not, there is perhaps no greater example of human beings fully opening their hearts and lives for another.
We are all fiercely united, united in our deep compassion to love. However and whoever you share your love with, for whatever reason you put one foot in front of the other, and for whoever you have chosen to honor by running the SHE Rocks Virtual Run, just know you RULE. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the reasons why every woman puts one foot in front of the other and for honoring such amazing causes with your love in the process.