YWCA York Girls on the Run Volunteer Wins National Award

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YWCA York Girls on the Run Volunteer Wins National Award

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York, PA – (February 28, 2020) YWCA York’s Girls on the Run volunteer, Neida Lau, has been awarded the Remarkable Volunteer Award and is recognized as a Remarkable Fundraiser. Lau has been involved with Girls on the Run York since 2012 and has volunteered at Dallastown Intermediate School, Indian Rock Elementary, and East York Elementary as a coach and running buddy.

“She is always willing to do any job that may further the cause for Girls on the Run. She volunteers enthusiastically and endlessly to make our runs successful for our girls. She is a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, holds a full-time job, and still finds time to be our number one volunteer,” said fellow committee members. “She is beautiful inside and out. What an outstanding example for young girls to follow! Neida is passionate about empowerment. She is the vision of women being able to do anything they set their minds and bodies to do.”

The annual Remarkable Volunteer Awards is a national volunteer recognition program designed to shine a light on the inspirational impact volunteers have on Girls on the Run. Every June, the Remarkable Volunteer Awards recognize twelve volunteers in each of the following categories: coaches, fundraisers, and council supporters.

Born and raised in York County, Lau graduated from York Catholic High School and has been employed at Kinsley Construction for over 25 years. In her free time Lau enjoys spending time with family, crocheting, hiking and running. Previously, Lau has competed in the Boston Marathon. Neida is married to Todd J. Lau and has three children, Melissa, Anthony, and Juliana, and five grandchildren.

“For the past eight years I have been involved with the Girls on the Run program in York County. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running,” said Lau. “I wish I would have had a program like this when I was growing up in York City where women build me up and help me to believe in myself.”

YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Over 28,000 people are serve each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.