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2017 BMW BERLIN MARATHON- TEAM EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT: 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon- Team Every Mother Counts

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Christy Turlington Burns

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, 

I am excited to be training for my 7th marathon on behalf of Every Mother Counts. I will be participating in the Berlin Marathon this September 24th, along with 25 other runners. We are running as a team to raise funds to improve access to essential maternity care and raise awareness about one of the biggest barriers mothers face trying to access this critical care around the world, distance. 

Why I Run: 

One woman dies every two minutes bringing life into the world. That’s more than 300,000 mothers dying each year. The good news is, up to 98% of global maternal deaths are preventable! With access to education and training, transportation, and supplies, we can greatly reduce the number of preventable deaths that occur during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. 

Had I not had access to the care I received the day I became a mom, I would not have the opportunity to experience the wonder and joy of raising my own two healthy children today. Since I founded Every Mother Counts in 2010, I have put in thousands of miles to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. Since 2011, I have completed six full marathons, 10 half marathons and one 24hour relay race. And almost 80,000 people have run on behalf of Team EMC! 

Why Berlin? 

Berlin is one of the six World Marathons (link to world marathons) and is arguably the fastest marathon course in the world. Germany is also a leader in healthcare with a adopted preventive health care programme for pregnant women with medical check-ups and medical care before, during and after delivery.  In fact, its low maternal mortality ratio (there are only 6 deaths for every 100,000 births in the country) illustrates the benefits of a comprehensive system of healthcare on its mothers.  

With your support, Every Mother Counts can continue to support the training and continued education of midwives and birth attendants, provide rides for thousands of mothers, equip healthcare providers with supplies in eight countries that will help to ensure safer birth outcomes around the world.  

For more information about running or partnering with us and other EMC events, please check out EveryMotherCounts.org or sign up for our newsletter here

Thank you so much for your support! 

Love,

Christy 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sanjay Rawal

    $250

  • Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

    $100

  • Gurinder Brar

    $100

  • The Lane Family

    $1,500

  • Vanessa Cornell

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tiffany Bartok

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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The Team: $130,638 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Anick and Alex Guira

Amount Raised

$45,252

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hilary reyl

Amount Raised

$9,400

 

376% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Tina Lutz

Amount Raised

$6,875

 

275% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Sutter

Amount Raised

$5,900

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Huffines

Amount Raised

$5,500

 

220% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Rebecca Markley

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

200% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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adam taetle

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

200% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Ashley Bouldin

Amount Raised

$4,315

 

173% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 months ago

Tiffany Bartok

Tiffany Bartok

DONATION: $100

Continue to Inspire!!! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Vanessa Cornell

Vanessa Cornell

DONATION: $1,000

You're inspiring so many!! Thank you and good luck! 5 months ago

The Lane Family

The Lane Family

DONATION: $1,500

5 months ago

Gurinder Brar

Gurinder Brar

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

DONATION: $100

Thank you Christy for what you do for women around the world, and your partnership with nurses and midwives. YOU ROCK! Peace, Ann (Yale School of Nursing) 5 months ago

Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay Rawal

DONATION: $250

6 months ago