GRAFTON, Mass.- Watch out for the Grafton Fit Girls, thirteen fleet-footed "tweeners" of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders who will be running for breast cancer research.
On October 14, the girls, who have been training for six weeks, will run a 5k race at Lake Park in Worcester for the Megan Lally Memorial Fund, which was launched in memory of Megan Lally who died of the disease last year.
"We're really focusing on the giving process," said Amy T. Bouvier who, along with Michelle Dwyer, started the Grafton Fit Girls team. Their goal is to not just focus on physical fitness but also community outreach. In November, the girls will donate home baked desserts to the Grafton Senior Center.
This will be the girl's second charity event. Last spring, they ran for Autism Awareness. Their training for this Sunday's event has been steady. Twice per week, since August, they trained by gradually increasing their running strength by five minutes each time.
Here are the girls scheduled to run:
Sixth graders: Emma Bouvier, Emily and Julia Siemen, Sara and Margaret Burke, Abby Rogers, Jenna Gordon, Svea Knight, Paige D'Amico,
Fifth graders: Juliet Dwyer, Kylie Cahill
Fourth graders: Megan Wajer, Mckenzie Collins
Now they are fit and ready. If you would like to contribute or become a sponsor, visit the Megan Lally Memorial fund Website.