GROW selected as Gazelle Girl partner

Gazelle Girl start/finish line

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Hundreds of women will pave the way for new opportunities by hitting the pavement running for the annual Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K.

The Gazelle Girl is the first women’s only half marathon event in the state. Thousands of women participate each year, helping raise money for female-focused charities in the West Michigan community. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Kent County Girls on the Run, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), the YWCA, and Women at Risk.

GROW is an organization that helps women and men start new businesses, as well as provide resources to more seasoned businesses for growth and success.

As of 2010, women own 40% of all small businesses. By 2018, women will own more than 60% of the small businesses in this country. GROW is the leading women’s business center in West Michigan. It works by promoting locally-owned businesses, providing training and education, offering networking opportunities, encouraging fiscal responsibility, and supporting women-owned businesses.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s