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Alison Bennett runs in Dublin, Ireland

Next Sunday, our resident super runner Ali Bennett will be pounding the pavement, running the New York City Marathon while raising awareness and much needed funding for two amazing charities: The Komera Project and The Somaly Mam Foundation.   It’s not too late to donate to Ali’s hard work!  Thank you Ali for all you are doing, and good luck next week!

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl October 11 2012

Happy Girl Day!

Today, October 11, 2012, is the first observance of International Day of the Girl.

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Resolution on the International Day of the Girl Child, “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” 

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Training Update!

Alison Bennett runs in Dublin, Ireland

As we wrote about back in July, long-time friend of Curves for Change Ali Bennett has been training to run the New York City Marathon next month, while simultaneously raising money for C4C.  With a little over one month to go, Ali is in the throes of her training regime having completed an 18 mile training run this past weekend.

“I’ve always heard people say, ‘The training is the continue reading…

FORE! Well…Two At Least

Female golfer

Augusta National Golf Club, the private club that hosts the Masters tournament, recently added its first two female members, Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore. This 80-year old golf club has long been known for its restrictive membership policies, even excluding black members until 1990. In the last 10 years, the club had come under increasing scrutiny in regards to allowing female members.

Most recently, the issue of allowing the new CEO of IBM to be a member created a firestorm of negative media attention. The four previous CEOs of IBM were all granted membership, but the appointment of Virginia Rometty, the first female CEO of IBM, created a public relations conundrum, especially in light of IBM being one of the three principle sponsors of the Masters.

In spite of negative press, Augusta National Golf Club maintained that it was a private club and conducts business on its own terms. This could be why it was such a surprise when it announced it had granted membership to two women this past Monday.

Calling it a momentous occasion, Hall of Fame golfer Nancy Lopez said, “It’s a big stepping stone for women in golf and for women in general because of what Augusta stands for.”