IPC's 2016 Bridge the Gap 5K

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Bridge the Gap 5K! Although it was a rainy walk, we all had a lot of fun. Stay tuned for photos and stories from that day in Portland and from virtual 5K locations! 

The Bridge the Gap 5K is about more than a fun time together. We are partnering together to make it possible for more girls to participate in a Princess Club. Girls are mentored by women from their community. They are empowered with their true identity and value. While many girls have experienced a Princess Clubs, many more programs want to start. Through the Bridge the Gap 5K, we can help make that happen!

"It's not too late!"

You can still help reach our fundraising goal of $10,000. Virtual 5K participants can walk or run until the end of September so the fundraising window is open until then! Make a gift before October 1 and help empower more girls with their true identity and value! Thank you!


As of Sept. 26, 2016

As of Sept. 26, 2016

Give a gift here.

Or give by check and mail to IOM, PO Box 2140, McComb, MS 39649. Please address the check to "IOM" and include a note stating the gift is for "The IPC's Bridge the Gap 5K". (IOM is the IPC's bookkeeper and fiscal sponsor.)

Thank you!

Thank you also to the sponsors of the 2016 5K:

Anonymous family

Bridgetown Home Inspection

Paul Strobel, State Farm Insurance

Anonymous family

And to the generous businesses that supplied prizes & goodie bags for all racers: Insomnia Coffee, Fresh Thyme Soup Company, Sisters Coffee, Pietro's Pizza, Amanda Eldridge (Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant), and Stanford's Tanasbourne. Thank you for your partnership!

Finally, thank you to Laura, Brian, and Emma who staffed the event and to all of the racers, in PDX and beyond! Check out the IPC's Facebook page for photos of the virtual 5K's so far. More pictures on their way!





We partner with local organizations in multiple countries around the world


Adapt our curriculum to best fit local contexts and effectively instill true identity and worth


Train local leaders to teach curriculum, start local groups and replicate


Local at-risk girls are instilled with identity and worth and are now empowered to share with others