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2016 Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon - Team Every Mother Counts

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THE STORY:

TEAM RUN EMC IS RUNNING THE 2016 ISLANDSBANKI REYKJAVIK MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD ON AUGUST 20th.

Why Iceland? Iceland has some the best maternal health statistics in the world. They are 4th in the world, with almost 0 maternal deaths and a very low lifetime risk. Iceland has universal health care coverage for all. Pre-natal care is offered free to legal residents of more than six months. Icelandic moms receive care from both midwives and doctors. Hospital births are free, and the country has a 17% c-section rate. Iceland also provides for a midwife home birth option for mothers with low-risk pregnancies.  After delivery, nurses will conduct a home visit for the new mother and child. 

Why do we run? We run because distance is one of the greatest barriers for women who are in need of basic and emergency obstetric care.  Simply put, we want to run so that others don't have to. 

Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth around the world 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.

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds to improve access to critical maternity care around the world. This year, join us in solidarity to run the 2016 Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon and help us raise awareness about the challenges and solutions to improve birth outcomes.

By running in marathons around the world we bring attention to and in invest in solutions. We hope to not only increase awareness about our cause but to highlight how some countries are prioritizing maternal health and improving outcomes.... And now, we're hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small.

Here are some ways you can get involved.

1. You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of our Every Mother Counts Runners.

2. You can JOIN THE TEAM to become a fundraiser yourself and help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.

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

4. You can run with us in solidarity on August 20th, 2016. 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.

Every Mother Counts is a US-based registered 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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To This Fundraiser

$8,520

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marcus Donates

    $100

  • Roswitha

    $50

  • Jennifer Aaker + Andy, Cooper, Devon and Tea Sloane Smith

    $250

  • Lisa E

    $250

  • Gerald, Rebecca & Sydney

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sally Thornton

    $250

  • Adrianne

    $50

  • Martha Lackritz-Peltier

    $50

  • Sue Wentz

    $25

  • Almir

    $25

  • Bjarni Brynjolfsson

    $100

  • Guðrún

    $10

  • Brenda Brown

    $50

  • Ken Looi

    $25

  • Lena

    $10

  • Michel van Pelt

    $25

  • Siegfried & Lore

    $55

  • Proud of you!

    $100

  • Magga Alda

    $25

  • Matt & Sue

    $25

  • Kelly Fuson

    $50

  • Emily Fogelberg

    $25

  • Patty Vukanovich

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • George Speros

    $50

  • Mom

    $40

  • Eric Ams

    $20

  • Jean Veach

    $100

  • Alice

    $25

  • Eva Le

    $25

  • Amy Z

    $100

  • Sigurósk

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bob and Beth Pearson

     

  • Anna & Shivraj

    $100

  • Emily Shieh

    $20

  • Trent B.

    $100

  • Keith B.

    $1,000

  • Laurie Harrison

    $100

  • Eli

    $50

  • Stephanie Schuman

     

  • Noah Emery

    $50

  • Alicia Krieman

    $50

  • Jeff Okita

    $25

  • Dursts

    $30

  • Greg & Joy Fuson

    $50

  • Karthik Balakrishnan

    $50

  • Betsy Cotter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jennifer schifter

    $500

  • Cassia Schifter

    $100

  • Edda Petursdottir

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kari & Brad Umfer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mike B

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chelsea McGuire

    $25

  • David Cerbone

    $150

  • andrea

    $25

  • tim.petersen@me.com

    $50

  • Diana Garretto

    $100

  • Lindsay Frickle

    $50

  • Kelly Fuson

    $150

  • Kristjana Brynjolfsdottir

    $50

  • François Lapuyade

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ragnheidur Jonsdottir

    $25

  • Uncle Gary and Auntie Sue

    $100

  • Cailin O'Connor

    $25

  • Emily

    $25

  • Teo

    $25

  • tinasharkey

     

  • Lulu, Ellie, Issie, Violet, and Matt Scriven

    $100

  • Gardner Family

     

  • Lisa Stone

    $250

  • Ross Jones

    $1,000

  • Heath M

    $50

  • Carrie Tovar

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Helga Birna Brynjólfsdóttir

    $50

  • Bridie Pizarro

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,520 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Leslie Blodgett

Amount Raised

$3,575

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Rachel Thebault

Amount Raised

$1,200

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Fuson

Amount Raised

$1,195

 

239% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susanne Arthur

Amount Raised

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Disco Meisch

Amount Raised

$525

Fundraiser Title

Kiley Larson

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Elisa Valdes

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeremy Pearson

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Bridie Pizarro

Bridie Pizarro

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Helga Birna Brynjólfsdóttir

Helga Birna Brynjólfsdóttir

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Carrie Tovar

Carrie Tovar

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Heath M

Heath M

DONATION: $50

Go Disco!!! 1 year ago

Ross Jones

Ross Jones

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

DONATION: $250

Inspired by Jennie Joseph! 1 year ago

Gardner Family

Gardner Family

in honor of Leslie and KT! 1 year ago

Lulu, Ellie, Issie, Violet, and Matt Scriven

Lulu, Ellie, Issie, Violet, and Matt Scriven

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

tinasharkey

tinasharkey

So proud of Christy , Leslie, and all of the fans and friends of EMC. Important cause, incredible people, great outcomes. xo 1 year ago