Local groups have come forward to support a program that promotes healthy lifestyles for girls.
The Ridge Meadows Soroptimists have been fundraising for the wellbeing of women and children in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows and recently donated $2,000 in support of the Girls World program.
In addition, the local Fraternal Order of Eagles donated $200 and the Eagles' ladies auxiliary donated $1,000 to the program.
Girls World is a program that supports young girls to make positive lifestyle choices through education and opportunities.
"Increasing activity has obvious health benefits. We are proud to be a partner in launching this innovative pilot program. Its collaborative nature will also increase the capacity of the community to address health needs for its most vulnerable citizens" said Sandra
Rankin, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. Collaborating with a number of community partners including School District 42, Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows parks and leisure services allows for the best use of resources maximizing the potential for a successful program.
Soroptimists, an international organization, are committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.