BOISE – Today, Regence BlueShield of Idaho announces a two-year partnership with Girls on the Run Treasure Valley, a nonprofit organization that provides programs featuring physical activity and youth empowerment for elementary school-aged girls.
A national organization with local councils in all 50 states, Girls on the Run uses an intentional curriculum that promotes activity and teaches critical life skills on topics such as responsibility, gratitude and diversity. The 10-week fall and spring programs inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident during this critical period of development. The young participants also prepare for a 5K run which takes place at the end of each season.
Regence’s $35,000 grant, which runs through fall 2020, will support the organization’s continued expansion across the Treasure Valley to reach more girls and build the next generation of fearless, confident women. An additional contribution will enable the organization to hire a photographer to document the trainings and provide additional exposure for the program.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Regence, as we are poised to enter our largest fall season ever,” said Toni Ramey, executive director of Girls on the Run of Treasure Valley. “Through this partnership, we can reach more girls, especially those in underserved areas where healthy after-school activities are limited, while also better supporting the coaches who are truly the backbone of our program.”
“As an Idaho company, Regence is committed to improving the health of our communities,” said Sean Robbins, president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho. “Together with Girls on the Run, we are promoting the importance of good health and confidence that helps create the foundation for the next generation of women leaders.”
Watch this short video to learn more about Regence’s partnership with Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run Treasure Valley’s fall season begins on Sept. 9. To learn more about the program, including registration and volunteer opportunities, please visit https://www.gotrtv.org.
About Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Regence BlueShield of Idaho, based in Lewiston, has been serving Idahoans for over seven decades and now provides more than 153,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit mutual insurance company and independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers in Idaho and nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com, facebook.com/regenceblueshieldofidaho or twitter.com/regenceidaho.
About Girls on the Run Treasure Valley
Based in southwest Idaho, Girls on the Run Treasure Valley is an independent council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of over 200 councils across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Girls on the Run offers positive, physical-activity based youth development programming for girls. Over the course of our ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. Founded in 2001 with a team of 20 girls, Girls on the Run Treasure Valley has since served over 8500 girls in Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, and Washington counties and currently work with more than 850 girls through teams at over 50 locations each year. For more information, please visit https://www.gotrtv.org/.