EMC is calling on supporters everywhere to create their own team, and participate in a 5K run/walk in their town on November 4 while the EMC team hits the pavement in for the ING NYC Marathon.
5k is less than the average distance a pregnant woman in the developing world must travel to receive the basic health care she needs to deliver her baby. And often, 5K is simply too far to walk for a woman who is 9 months pregnant, in labor, and has no access to transportation. By walking or running in communities across the country, Every Mother Counts aims to raise awareness of this simple but devastating barrier and empower people everywhere to get involved in helping women to overcome it.
How to join: It is as simple as grabbing a couple of friends and going for a 5K run/walk during the official ING New York City Marathon. Make a sign, tell friends on social media about your efforts. Then share your photos and stories with Every Mother Counts on our facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Two additional ways to help support the un-official run:
1) Purchase the official Every Mother Counts marathon team shirt for your team and all proceeds will go to EMC. This year, team EMC will be outfitted by Oiselle, a growing women's apparel company dedicated to female runners and EMC's official athletic apparel sponsor. You can purchase team jersey’s from the "EMC Collection", on oiselle.com, and 40% of the proceeds will go to Every Mother Counts.
2) Join our Team by setting up your own CrowdRise page here and have friends and family sponsor your run by making donations through. All proceeds will go to EMC.
Thanks so much in advance! We run/walk so others don’t have to.