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Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center is proud to offer the Fit Girls Summer Running and Reading Program in partnership with Mattoon Public Library. Fit Girls is a nationally known fitness program for girls that uniquely combines training for a 5k (3.2 mile) race with reading and nutrition education. The Fit Girls program will be available to girls who will have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Thirty spots are available on a first come first serve basis. The program will be overseen by Sarah Betts, Healthy Kids Educator, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Fit Girls provides a wonderful opportunity for your daughter to learn about setting goals, developing character and staying healthy as we work toward our goal of completing the Run for the Bagel 5k on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Participants in Fit Girls will meet as a group twice a week from 9 am - 11 am at the Mattoon Public Library. During our meetings we will have a healthy snack, discuss the book we are reading together, stretch and do a low - impact workout and begin training for our 5k.

The cost of the five week program is $10*. As a participant, your daughter will receive a water bottle, age - appropriate book and free entry in the Run for the Bagel 5K. We require three things from Parents or guardians of Fit Girls participants:

• Complete and return permission form.
• Encourage your daughter as she takes this challenge!
• Celebrate her success on July 19 at the Run for the Bagel and cheer for her
   as she crosses the finish line! 

The five-week program will begin the week of June 16 and will end on Saturday, July 19th, after the race is complete. Please mail the completed permission to:

Healthy Communities
Attention: Sarah Betts
655 West Lincoln Ave., Suite 13
Charleston, IL 61920