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Local Organization Aims to Empower Women for a Second Chance

Last Sunday, I mustered up the courage to run yet another 5k race.  It was called the “Love the Run You’re With” 5k by Pacer’s. When you registered you had to declare your status: Co-Dependent (registrant is in a relationship) Stupid Cupid (registrant is single) Love ‘em or Leave ‘em (well… it’s complicated)
Naturally, I was stupid cupid so I wore a green bib letting all the other runners know that this girl is single and ready to mingle! Except most of the men who were there sported a co-dependent or red bib, girrrl you better pump those breaks because I’m already in a relationship.
At any rate after I finished the race it was time to hydrate by cashing in my free “beverage” ticket and grabbing a banana. Goood morning to you too! Also, a friend pointed out that there was a local organization whose mission is to empower women for a second chance. I had to check it out, the homemade chocolate chip cookies they were passing out served as a great lure.
This organization is called Together We Bake: Empowering Women for a Second Chance (TWB). The idea was born in 2010 by avid runners, running coaches and marathoners Tricia and Stephanie. Based in Alexandria, VA TWB aims to empower women through a comprehensive job training and personal development program.

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