Girls on the Run
Gamma Phi Beta's personal philanthropic mission, "Building Strong Girls" inspires us to support organizations that encourage the growth of strong women that hopefully become Gamma Phi Betas. In line with our mission, Gamma Phi Beta is a proud supporter of Girls on the Run. As an organization that seeks to build joyful, healthy, and confident girls through a running-based curriculum, we are truly excited to work with Girls on the Run by contributing financial donations and volunteering at events.
Girls on the Run is a running program that teaches young girls the importance of self love through health and fitness. At the end of each season, the girls and their mentors complete a 5K running event. Sisters across the nation volunteer as mentors, running buddies, volunteers, and cheerleaders who help support the girls in completing the race. We are so lucky to support such an incredible foundation that supports positive body image and growth so that ambitious young girls can become amazing women.
Our chapter is building strong girls by:
Volunteering to be Girls on the Run coaches and running buddies
Encouraging and cheering the girls as they run their 5K
Mentoring young girls in the community
Raising money for Girls on the Run through our fall philanthropy
Continually supporting Girls on the Run events throughout the year
Moonball is Gamma Phi Beta's signature national philanthropy event. Each year, every GPhi chapter hosts a basketball, volleyball, or kickball tournament in which members from within and outside the greek community are invited to participate. Our chapter personally puts on a volleyball tournament every year, in which members coach teams in a round robin-style tournament. All of the proceeds go to Girls on the Run of the Rockies, in line with our philanthropic mission of building strong girls.
with the G Phi B's
Every spring, our chapter hosts the "Grilled Cheese with the G Phi B's" philanthropy event. It is a night filled with fun, food, and charity, to help support a cause of our choice. We, as a chapter, vote on the cause we would like to support every spring, looking for foundations that support our mission in sisterhood and philanthropy.
This spring, we elected to support the Digni Cap foundation through UC Health. Our sister, Abby Schirmacher, lost her mom to pancreatic cancer. When her mom was undergoing chemotherapy treatments, she found Digni Cap - a patented medical cooling device that offers cancer patients the ability to minimize hair loss during chemotherapy. The cap freezes the patient’s hair follicles and prevents major hair loss. The Digni Cap allowed Abby's mom to keep a major part of her identity, her hair! Gamma Phi Beta’s mission is building strong girls, and the chapter felt that this organization aligns with that vision. We had a blast making grilled cheese, dancing, and fundraising for such an important cause.