Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana will host LUNAFEST

By: Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana Last Updated: September 9, 2019

Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana will host LUNAFEST on September 19 at Portage 16 IMAX theater. LUNAFEST is a national traveling film festival that simultaneously promotes women filmmakers, raises awareness for women's issues, and supports worthy women's nonprofit organizations like Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana. 

At the opening of LUNAFEST guests will enjoy a champagne toast, catered appetizers from Meditrina Market Cafe of Valparaiso and delicious cupcakes created by Chef Nick at Restaurant Tricks both out of Valparaiso, Indiana. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on incredible silent auction baskets and purchase 50/50 raffle tickets. For the film viewing each guest will receive a token for a pop and popcorn combo, LUNA bars, as well as a theater seat to watch these amazing films on the big screen! 

Tickets are $35 per person. A limited number of reserved reception tables that seat eight for $280 are also available. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and film viewing begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at: www.lunafest.org/screenings/portage-in-091919.

All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana. This non-profit inspires girls in the NWI to be healthy, joyful, and confident through its activity-based after school program. They envision a world where every girls knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. This council has inspired over 13,000 girls since 2007.

About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls on the Run has served over 1.2 million girls since its inception in 1996.