Youth Runner Magazine, a magazine that focuses on running for young athletes, recently featured several Lion's Heart members who are avid runners. Ridgefield, CT Lion's Heart member, Torchbearer recipient and runner, Haley G., was one of the members selected to share her love of community service and running. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Running and community service are both important parts of my life. When I run, I feel a sense of pride because I never give up on reaching my goals when workouts get hard or I’m feeling sore. I continue to push myself not only for my personal benefit, but also for my team. Community service also makes me extremely happy. I love how much joy and gratitude I bring to others when I do something for those in need or for my community. Running and Lion’s Heart go hand in hand in bringing me joy and allowing me to think of others instead of myself. They make me a better overall person.”
– Haley G., Ridgefield, CT Lion’s Heart Chapter
Lion’s Heart, a national non-profit teen volunteer platform, is built on a legacy of running. Founder Terry Corwin, her husband, and their two sons are avid runners. Even Terry's father-in-law, Ken Corwin, was a lifelong athlete, and it was his dedication to community service that helped inspire Terry to create Lion's Heart. The organization’s Torchbearer’s award is named in his honor. To learn more about Lion's Heart, please click here.