YWCA Boulder County Announces Dash and Bash to Empower Women & Fight Racism

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Boulder, CO – YWCA Boulder County has announced the inaugural Dash and Bash, a 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walk/run and 1-mile dash fundraising event, which will take place on September 30, 2018, at the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado.

The YWCA Dash and Bash is an event to celebrate and help to fund the organization’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. The event brings together members of the community by encouraging teams of 6+ co-workers, family members, friends, corporations and civic groups to make a powerful statement and provide support to fuel the important work of the YWCA. A fun 5K and 10K walk or run, this is an event for the competitive, those enjoying a fun, meaningful run and even for kids to show their support in a 1-mile dash. Funds raised by the YWCA Dash and Bash support important programs including Reading to End Racism, Latina Achievement Support and Children’s Alley, the only drop-in, sliding scale child care in the Front Range. In total, 6,000 individuals are served in our community by this meaningful and relevant work.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the strength of our community by supporting diversity, inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls,” said Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County. “Not only will this event provide an opportunity to bring this community together for an important cause, but the funds we raise together will ensure we can continue to support the critical and relevant work we are doing to improve lives,” she added.

Since YWCA USA’s founding in 1858, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements. This rich history, along with its current program offerings, makes YWCA USA the oldest, largest, and one of the most accomplished multiracial organizations in the fight for social justice. In Boulder, YWCA has evolved over the years from boarding house to social club and today is a human service agency. The organization is a non-sectarian nonprofit that is not affiliated with any religious group and is a publicly funded, inclusive organization that welcomes everyone to participate, male and female alike.

Throughout the last century, women have come to YWCA to find housing assistance, business advice, career counseling, fitness classes, and affordable childcare. Beginning in the 1980s, community members could count on YWCA Boulder County to provide low-cost parenting classes and valuable resources to support healthy self-esteem and economic self-sufficiency. Our wide range of programs continues to provide services to those who need them.

About YWCA Boulder County

YWCA Boulder County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The organization has been providing a variety of vital services to the women, children, and families of Boulder for over 95 years. YWCA Boulder County is a welcoming human service agency that works with over 6,000 individuals annually. For more information on our programs, visit: www.ywcaboulder.org/.

Photo Credit: YWCA Boulder County