8th of 12 - Disneyland Half Marathon
September 07, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That's 800 women every day. 98% of these deaths can be prevented. We have the tools and the know-how to save these mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, teachers, doctors, caregivers and community leaders—if we make it a priority.
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. They inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
This organization has inspired me to take action. I've decided to run twelve distance races in twelve months (12 in 12) to raise awareness about this global tragedy. I've chosen running because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. Every Mother Counts hopes to not only increase awareness for the cause but to also make the vital connection for people that so many pregnant women live far from health services around the world and that distance does make a difference. Simply put, I want to run so that others don't have to.
Here are some ways you also can get involved.
1. click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of Every Mother Counts Runners. ANY AMOUNT HELPS.
2. You can JOIN THE TEAM to become a fundraiser yourself and help raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.
3. You can purchase an EMC t-shirt & gear from www.oiselle.com.
4. You can run with Every Mother Counts in solidarity or simply cheer them on at any races listed on the 2016 Every Mother Counts Race Calendar. 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. Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.