Virtual 5K Raises Thousands to Fight ‘Period Poverty’

Brooke and Breanna Bennett are on a mission to make sure young women have the menstrual and hygiene items to stay clean and healthy during their period. Their organization just wrapped up a virtual 5k Race to do just that; end period poverty.

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The non-profit is the brain-child of the now 13-year-old twin sisters who were moved to action when they learned that many girls their age miss school and more simply because they cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons.

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That’s why Women In Training provides monthly donations of “WITKITS” to girls and young women in need.  The canvas bags full of menstrual and hygiene products have become their signature.

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Both Breanna and Brooke are apart of the cross-country team at school  and felt the 5K was a perfect way to combine their love for running with their philanthropy. From October 10th-31st Women in Training partnered with Leadership Montgomery to host a Virtual 5k to help raise money to not only keep the WITKITS going, but to branch out in its outreach.

The 5k raised more than $6,600, surpassing its $5,000 goal, which will help establish the WIT Youth Leadership Circle in January 2021.

You can read more about WIT and their mission to end period poverty here. 

 

 

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