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Hello, how are you doing? He…
Hello, how are you doing? Here is my November vote for you. You are doing amazing things for charity here at Crowdrise. Please consider supporting my fundraiser for The Trevor Project. It would mean so much to me.

The Trevor Project is all about helping teenagers that are struggeling daily with depression, anxiety, bullying, discrimination just because they are gay. I am a lesbian myself and I have personally experienced how it is when people say you are sick because you are gay. The Trevor Lifeline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. There should be equal rights for everyone and it is time to raise awareness and help these teenagers get a good life and let them experience what true love is.

I hope to hear from you.
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We're gearing up for our Seattle to Santiago Docu/Trip and need your help. Please let everyone know about this exciting project by sharing it with all your friends and online contacts. We've recently been granted Fiscal Sponsorship from Media Island International and are working under their 501c3# until such time as we can obtain our own. The Docu/Trip is scheduled for the near future and we need to raise a bunch of funds to make sure our camera crew isn't stranded in Brazil, Belize or somewhere else far away from our main offices. Help us accomplish our mission statement of "Documenting the past and present effects of corporate globalization upon the first nations of the world." by donating and or, sharing and spreading the word. Together we can make a difference. Find us on facebook at
or email us at for more details or to make donations of camera gear or any other gear needed for the 10,000+ mile trip. Thank you so very much for your support.

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I appreciate what is happening here. More than words can express
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october vote for you xo. and…
october vote for you xo.
and please if you have money to give, consider to check one of my project - just a little donation can change the life to someone!
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Hey! Great projects, best of…
Hey! Great projects, best of luck! Here's an October vote for you!!
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October vote! =)
October vote! =)
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October vote!
October vote!
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John SAYS:
I am so cliche, but you are …
I am so cliche, but you are such an inspiration to me. Reading about you and your accomplishments makes me want to be the best I can be. I am in total awe of how fabulous you are in every conceivable way. When I am older and have my business/psychology degrees, I would love to lend you my services. Feminism is the most important cause to me and to be able to not only help advance the cause but work with someone who I think of every time I want to accomplish something/better my life would be an honor. I'm so happy you joined Crowdrise. I wondered if you and Edward Norton were friends or, at the very least, acquaintances. You two just have so much in common. Okay. I need to end this before I become TOO gushy. Keep doing your thing, Christy! Xoxo, Rand
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Christy Turlington Burns
New York, NY United States
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Why I am running again?

I am sure I am not the first or last woman to liken running a marathon to giving birth. I know at least one who wrote a brilliant blog about it last year after she completed her first on behalf of Every Mother Counts. 

If you are with me on the analogy so far, you'll understand my reasoning for attempting another race. Running a marathon was definitely on my bucket list at some point but when I became a mom it fell further back on that list.

Then, last August, out of nowhere the opportunity came about and I jumped at the chance to challenge myself by running my first marathon that November. Well, it wasn't entirely out of nowhere in the end. As small as we were, and still are, Every Mother Counts was offered ten bibs for the 42nd ING NYC Marathon. We recognized right away that we knew enough runners to wear them. However, in committing personally to run on behalf of the organization I founded, it donned on me that there was perhaps no better way to highlight one particular maternal health challenge that arguably leads to countless preventable deaths related to both pregnancy and childbirth - distance.  When we filmed "No Woman, No Cry" in Tanzania back in 2009, we met Janet after she had walked 5 kilometers to the nearest clinic- weeks past her due date and pregnant with her third child, hoping to deliver there. She was then turned away because of a shortage of beds after a few hours and expected to walk all the way back home. A few days later she returned but the staff and clinic were unable and unequipped to help her, so our film crew organized transport to get her to the nearest hospital 35 kilometers away. What we learned from Janet's story was that hers is not extraordinary. In fact, 5k is the minimum distance women must walk for basic prenatal care or health services of any kind and the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) is not an uncommon distance for a woman to have to travel to reach emergency obstetric care.

Our team ran so that other moms don't have to walk and there was no greater motivation for every mile we trained and every mile of that race. When I hit my wall at mile 19, Nick, one of my teammates and also my running coach said, "think of all those moms, Christy. You can do this. You can do it for them." And I did. After I crossed the finish line last year I was asked if I'd do it again, and unlike after delivering Grace, when I knew the answer was "heck yah," I just wasn't sure. Not until we got the call once again, "How many bibs do you need?"

This year Team EMC has grown to 50. I have two kids, so I had to do it at least one more time, right?

If you supported me last year, thank you again. While I'd love your support again there are lots of ways to do so.

1.     You can make a donation to my Crowdrise page here.

2.     You can purchase an EMC t-shirt from and come out and cheer us on.

3.     You can run with us in solidarity on November 4th. 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.



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