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Congratulations for all you have done and for all your causes. I wish you the best! I have a little fund raising and i need some help until the end of this year. I appreciate if you can give me some minutes of your time and read my cause, the link is: http://www.crowdrise.com/Supportareallovestory/fundraiser/paulocosta

I also will aprecciate if you can help me to spread the word or donate any amount you can.

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Happy August! A vote for you :)

Every year, thousands of kids start school with no books in the classroom, poor school libraries, and no books of their own. Reader to Reader gives out hundreds of thousands of books to under-resourced schools, libraries and children, but the need is especially strong at the start of the school year. They need YOUR help to get books into the hands of children who truly need the power of reading in their lives.

Please consider giving what you can to this important cause. If you can't give now, join the team and spread the word!
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June vote for you!

The summer is here, and school is out! But even though students are enjoying the sun, we're still working hard to bring resources to low-income schools, libraries, and communities. Reader to Reader's work doesn't stop with the school year, and becomes even more important. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth comes from unequal access to summer learning opportunities. Low-income kids can lose up to two months of reading ability over the summer, while middle-class children make slight gains. Now more than ever it is essential that books are available to low-income children. Help us make this possible with your support today.

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A spring vote for you!

With all the headlines screaming disaster and heartache, it's easy to get disheartened. Reader to Reader has supported schools damaged by tornadoes, public libraries devastated by flooding, and communities deeply affected by local tragedy. But each day we see examples of how much good is out there. That goodness is not always in the headlines. Sometimes, it's tucked quietly away, but it's there, and is the very reason we do this work--to bring books and other resources to the next generation that so richly deserves them.

Reader to Reader needs your help to get books in the hands of children across the country. Will you donate or join our team? Your support makes a difference!

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An early Valentine's Day vote for you! If you have a second, would you check out our new project, WriteMe? It's launching a writing competition and library program for students in Zimbabwe. crowdrise.com/writeme Thanks for all your support!

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Christy Turlington Burns
New York, NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Sep 02, 2011
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Why I am running again?


I am sure I am not the first or last woman to liken running a marathon to giving birth. I know at least one who wrote a brilliant blog about it last year after she completed her first on behalf of Every Mother Counts. 

If you are with me on the analogy so far, you'll understand my reasoning for attempting another race. Running a marathon was definitely on my bucket list at some point but when I became a mom it fell further back on that list.

Then, last August, out of nowhere the opportunity came about and I jumped at the chance to challenge myself by running my first marathon that November. Well, it wasn't entirely out of nowhere in the end. As small as we were, and still are, Every Mother Counts was offered ten bibs for the 42nd ING NYC Marathon. We recognized right away that we knew enough runners to wear them. However, in committing personally to run on behalf of the organization I founded, it donned on me that there was perhaps no better way to highlight one particular maternal health challenge that arguably leads to countless preventable deaths related to both pregnancy and childbirth - distance.  When we filmed "No Woman, No Cry" in Tanzania back in 2009, we met Janet after she had walked 5 kilometers to the nearest clinic- weeks past her due date and pregnant with her third child, hoping to deliver there. She was then turned away because of a shortage of beds after a few hours and expected to walk all the way back home. A few days later she returned but the staff and clinic were unable and unequipped to help her, so our film crew organized transport to get her to the nearest hospital 35 kilometers away. What we learned from Janet's story was that hers is not extraordinary. In fact, 5k is the minimum distance women must walk for basic prenatal care or health services of any kind and the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) is not an uncommon distance for a woman to have to travel to reach emergency obstetric care.

Our team ran so that other moms don't have to walk and there was no greater motivation for every mile we trained and every mile of that race. When I hit my wall at mile 19, Nick, one of my teammates and also my running coach said, "think of all those moms, Christy. You can do this. You can do it for them." And I did. After I crossed the finish line last year I was asked if I'd do it again, and unlike after delivering Grace, when I knew the answer was "heck yah," I just wasn't sure. Not until we got the call once again, "How many bibs do you need?"

This year Team EMC has grown to 50. I have two kids, so I had to do it at least one more time, right?

If you supported me last year, thank you again. While I'd love your support again there are lots of ways to do so.

1.     You can make a donation to my Crowdrise page here.

2.     You can purchase an EMC t-shirt from Oiselle.com and come out and cheer us on.

3.     You can run with us in solidarity on November 4th. Remember that any distance from 5k to 26.2 miles would be an amazing act of support of our mission. Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts.

 

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Christy Turlington Burns' Fundraisers

Team EMC NYC Marathon 2013

Team EMC NYC Marathon 2013

Amount Raised:

$37,616

Christy Turlington Burns - Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns - E…

Amount Raised:

$6,126

 

25% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Team Every Mother Counts NYC Marathon 2012

Team Every Mother Counts NYC…

Amount Raised:

$27,932

 

140% Raised of $20,000 Goal