Emme: "I'm a Size 12, So What?"
Emme's Charity and Web SiteFITNESS: Is your passion for fitness the reason you are such a big supporter of the Women's Sports Foundation?
Emme: I attended Syracuse University on a full athletic scholarship for rowing. I consider myself so blessed to have had sports in my life; rowing opened up doors for me and taught me crucial life skills -- from learning how to be a strong competitor to being a better teammate -- that can help any woman entering the workforce. The Women's Sports Foundation's grants and academic scholarships allow young women to pursue their athletic dreams, but the organization is woefully underfunded. If every mom who has a daughter gave $10 a year to WSF, it would make all the difference in helping fund after-school programs for girls and more scholarships for young women going to college.FITNESS: You also have a Web site. What gave you the idea to launch it?
Emme: I created emmestyle.com two years ago so that there would be a place where women could ask questions and share their thoughts about everything from shopping for clothes for their body size to swapping workout tips. In forming this site, my goal was to bring together a supportive community -- a place where women would find their voice and feel comfortable sharing their point of view.Support Emme's Mind, Body, Spirit Charity!
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation is a charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. In addition to providing scholarships and grants, the WSF advocates for more government sponsorship of athletic programs for girls and women, equal media coverage of women's and men's athletics, and better opportunities for women to make a career in sports.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2008.
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