DES PLAINES, Ill. — Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois, is excited to announce its latest charitable collaboration with Girls on the Run - Chicago, a transformational program that empowers young girls through running. This partnership highlights IBJI's commitment to fostering community health and wellness.

Each year, IBJI CARES, the philanthropic arm of IBJI, selects a charity partner to support through fundraising and awareness initiatives. GOTR Chicago, with its focus on nurturing physical and emotional health in young girls, mirrors IBJI's mission to promote healthy, active lifestyles across all ages and abilities.

Vanessa Yee, PT, DPT, Chairperson of IBJI CARES, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership. "We are so excited about this year's partnership with Girls on the Run. Physical activity is so important to health as well as life skill development, and this year's partnership allows IBJI CARES to help support the well-being of girls all across the Chicagoland area."

Throughout the partnership, IBJI CARES will engage in various activities to support GOTR Chicago, including fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, and community engagements. These efforts will aid in expanding the reach of GOTR, allowing more young girls to participate in this life-changing program.

GOTR, with its innovative approach to combining exercise, education, and mentorship, has made significant impacts on the lives of countless young girls. The program's focus on developing self-esteem, fostering connections, and encouraging positive health habits aligns with IBJI's holistic approach to health care.

About Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
IBJI, the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois, is dedicated to providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive care for every orthopedic specialty. With cutting-edge technology and innovative treatment options, IBJI is a leader in orthopedic care.

About Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Through a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, the program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident.

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