In 2009, Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks created Black Girls RUN! in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.
Dance Mogul Magazine had the pleasure of sitting down with Toni Carey, Co-Founder of Black Girls RUN! Toni is a part of growing group of woman that have empowered themselves to take control of their future. Her efforts to foster a healthy life style through mind, body and spirit lead her to create Black Girls Run. We hope that others are inspired by Toni and it motivates them to be more aware of a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their children.
For more information visit: www.BlackGirlsRUN.com