Volunteer Stephanie Florence offered to interview another one of the Trailblazers participating in this spring’s RUN THE WORLD campaign. Wait till you hear how sweet Stephanie W.’s race is… and not just because she’s running it to help sponsor a girl in Tanzania.
Stephanie (but you can call her Stevie) Walker is a PR professional by day and world-changer by night. In true She’s the First fashion, we had to share what Stevie is the first to do — she’s the first in her family to live and work in New York City AND the first to work in PR. Check out her fundraising page; she’s running the Memorial Day Ice Cream Social 10k race around Roosevelt Island. Yes, you heard that right. The race ends with ice cream!
What are you the first to do? Or, what do you want to be the first to do?
I’m the first in my family to live and work in New York City, and the first to work in PR.
How are you helping girls to run the world?
I’m working with She’s the First to raise awareness of the program and I’ll be running a 10k in Roosevelt Island on Memorial Day this year!
What is your fundraising goal?
I set my goal at $500.
What’s a training tip or fitness that you’ve learned in the process of being part of the campaign?
The first step is always the hardest, but it’s always, always worth it.
Best piece of support/feedback/encouragement that you’ve received?
“You’re going to run further today than you did yesterday.” I tell myself that every morning.
Your power song?
I’m shameless – anything by Mika will do it.
Tell us about a girl sponsored by She’s the First who motivates you.
Eli from Tanzania inspires me – she isn’t afraid to give a voice to her dreams, and I love that! Check out a video from Eli and her friend, Glory, recorded when a friend of She’s the First went to visit them: