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Girls on the Run helps children in need

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Girls on the Run members (from left) Lauren Synder, Ansley Endres, Aubrey McKalip and Lucy Haworth make birthday bags for W.A.R.M to distribute to children in need. Other members in the group include Allie Thompson, Ella Saxton, Lily Kennon, Chloe Kennon, Mackenzie Ort and Mya Sharrod. Girls on the Run is a youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles for girls in grades three through give. The core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development -- their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being -- and at the end of the 12-week program, the members run a 5K. The head coach at McVay is Connie Flannery.