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The South Bend Clinic Supports Girls on the Run Michiana Through A Three-Year Partnership

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The South Bend Clinic has committed to supporting Girls on the Run Michiana, a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 5th grade, as both a Program Partner and the Presenting Sponsor of the Girls on the Run 5K Celebration for the next three years. Through this partnership, The South Bend Clinic is providing generous financial support while also promoting a message of healthy living and health care through the involvement of their staff and physicians with Girls on the Run Michiana. Through Girls on the Run, participants develop their confidence, learn about building healthy relationships and participate in a community service project while becoming physically and emotionally prepared to complete a non-competitive 5K event.  “The South Bend Clinic is excited to be partnering with Girls on the Run to support a mission we share, to help educate and empower young girls about topics that range from bullying to the importance of healthy habits including nutrition and exercise,” says Paul Meyer, The South Bend Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer. “We care for more than 23,000 kids in our community and really see this as a great way to share our expertise and resources to help prevent problems before they begin.”

Amy Cooper-Collier, Girls on the Run Michiana Council Director, says "We are honored to welcome The South Bend Clinic into the GOTR family as an organization with such passion in caring for the community. Through this partnership, more girls than ever before will be able to activate their limitless potential."  Girls on the Run Michiana will impact the lives of over 850 girls in the Michiana area this upcoming season and has had more than 2,300 participants since it began in the area seven years ago. Through the help of generous sponsors like The South Bend Clinic and individual donors, scholarships are provided to 63 percent of program participants. In partnership with The South Bend Clinic, Girls on the Run Michiana looks forward to continuing to grow and inspire more girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. For more information, please visit

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Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.

2-SBC-logo_tag-2c.jpgAbout The South Bend Clinic
The South Bend Clinic is the region’s premier independent physician group which has been serving Michiana families for more than 100 years. With more than 100 providers, The South Bend Clinic offers high quality, convenient care ranging from primary care, through a long line of specialties, and the ability for patients to access them all under one roof. Within the Clinic’s unique partnership model, physicians are able to share expertise, speed up the flow of treatment and diagnosis across all disciplines, and deliver cost effective treatment and improved outcomes. The South Bend Clinic operates on 6 campuses in South Bend, Granger, on Day Road, Portage Avenue, Ironwood Road and in New Carlisle.

Posted on September 21, 2017