BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
EVENT: Miami Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Jan 24, 2016
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS IS RUNNING THE 2016 MIAMI MARATHON & HALF MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD.
1 woman in the world dies every 2 minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 3 women die in the USA every day for the same reasons. The US ranks 60th (!?!?!) in the world in maternal health. In Florida, there are 14.8 deaths for every 100,000 live births, ranking the state 38th/50. The US is one of ONLY 8 countries in the world with rising maternity mortality rates, along with Afghanistan, Belize, El Salvador, Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Seychelles, and South Sudan. That is NOT where we want to be. We need to do better, at home and beyond.
The good news is that 98% of these deaths are preventable. Every Mother Counts (EMC) is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.
I run to raise awareness and improve maternal health issues. I run to support this cause, by turning to Charity Miles, where every mile I cover is sponsored and funds are donated to EMC. You can support me by donating any amount of your choosing. Every penny counts. Every mile counts. Every Mother Counts.