BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS NEEDS YOUR HELP THIS FALL RUNNING SEASON TO SUPPORT MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD.
We have 200 individuals running races with Team Every Mother Counts across the country to raise funds for maternal health. Our goal is to raise $300,000 with their miles - but we need your help too! Join them in solidarity by running as many miles as you please and asking your friends and family to help you fundraise.
Run with our teams on the days of their race in solidarity or set a goal of total miles to run between September 17th and November 6th. Ask your friends and family to support you and keep them updated on your progress. If you hit $500, you earn an official EMC racing singlet. If you hit $1000, you can get a free EMC sweatshirt.
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That's 800 women every day. The good news is that 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.
Our fall running season begins in Santa Barbara, CA on September 17th with the She.Is.Beautiful 5K & 10K, followed by :
Hamptons Half Marathon (10/1)
Bank of America Chicago Marathon (10/9)
Golden Gate Half Marathon (11/6)
and TCS New York Marathon (11/6)
We are also participating in a virtual race, If Girls Ran the World, the entire month of October.
We choose to run because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. We hope 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, we want to run so that others don't have to...
You can run with us in solidarity all season long. 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. Don’t forget to post your running photos and tag @RunTeamEMC.