Sunday, November 6, 2011

Girls with Sole Founder Liz Ferro to receive Traditional Home Magazine Classic Women Award

If you read my blog you know I am a big fan of the Cleveland based charity-Girls with Sole. I am excited to report Founder Liz Ferro will receive one of Traditional Home magazine's 2011 Classic Women Awards. Below is the press release courtesy of Traditional Home Magazine.
"Rocky River resident Liz Ferro and her Cleveland-based nonprofit, Girls with Sole, will receive one of Traditional Home magazine’s 2011 Classic Woman Awards. Ferro will also be featured in the magazine’s November/December 2011 issue.
Traditional Home Editor in Chief Ann Omvig Maine, along with co-host Natalie Morales of NBC’s “Today” Show, will honor Ferro at the magazine’s premier Classic Woman Awards luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel ballroom in New York City on Monday, November 7. The event will honor recipients of the magazine’s seventh annual Classic Woman Awards, a signature program that celebrates the spirit of volunteerism by recognizing standout charitable women from across the country.
Research shows that involvement in athletics can help adolescent girls in many ways. For girls growing up with abuse, sports can be a lifesaver. Liz Ferro, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Girls with Sole, knows this firsthand. At the age of nine, she was sexually abused by a next-door neighbor. To channel her “negative energy,” Ferro turned to athletics as a coping mechanism. “Every time I would start down a risky path, my involvement in athletics would hold me back,” Ferro says.
Spurred by her own personal story, Ferro founded Girls with Sole to bring sports and fitness into the lives of adolescent girls who are currently living with, or are at risk for, any type of abuse. Today, more than 150 girls participate in programs run by Girls with Sole—from traditional sports, such as running and volleyball, to more fitness-oriented activities, like yoga.
In previous issues and on its Web site, Traditional Home invited its 4.6 million readers to nominate women who are making a positive difference in their communities. The
magazine’s editorial staff and the judges pored over the nominations to choose five women who truly are changing the world.
The five honorees will receive a trip to New York City, where they will be honored at the Classic Woman Awards luncheon on November 7. In addition, each honoree’s chosen cause will receive a contribution from Traditional Home. The women and their causes are also featured in the magazine’s November/December 2011 issue, which will hit newsstands November 8. Sponsors of the 2011 Classic Woman Awards program are Silver Promotion Service and Century Furniture."

Congratulations to Ferro and Girls with Sole.

No comments:

Post a Comment