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2015 Golden Gate Half - Team Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns

THE STORY:

On November 8th I am running the Golden Gate Half with Team Every Mothers Counts. Since I founded Every Mother Counts in 2010 I have put in hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to raise awareness and funds to improve maternal health to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for more mothers. When I started training for my first NYC marathon back in 2011, I had no idea that I would still be running today.  Since then I have finished four full marathons and six half marathons and consider myself a distance runner. Last spring I ran my fastest marathon yet in London and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2016. Between now and April I will be running half marathons in San Francisco, Haiti and New York City all to increase awareness about one of the biggest barriers for women in need of critical maternity care- distance. 

The Golden Gate Half is my first race in the state where I was born and raised and I am really excited to be running it along with my sisters. We all feel incredibly lucky to have had access to the care we needed when we delivered each of our children. Had I not had the care I received the day I was born a mom, I would not have the opportunity to experience the wonder and joy of raising my own two children today. A woman dies every two minutes bringing life into the world and you have the power to change that. 98 percent of global maternal deaths are preventable. With access to education, transportation and supplies we can greatly reduce the number of preventable deaths that occur during and after delivery.

With your support, more women will have the opportunity to enter motherhood safely and when that is possible, more families can thrive.

There are many ways to show your support on race day. If you are in the area, you can come out to cheer me and Team EMC on. You can also purchase an EMC t-shirt or sweatshirt from our running apparel partners at Oiselle.com where 40% of each EMC item will go toward funding our grant portfolio. 

For more information about running with us check out EMC.org or stay informed about product partnerships and other EMC events in your area by signing up to our newsletter here.

Thank you

Christy 

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To This Fundraiser

$10,930

MONEY RAISED
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  • Friends of EMC

    $300

  • Nicola Miner

    $1,000

  • Suzette Clarke

    $500

  • Mary and John Conlin

    $500

  • Judy MacDonald Johnston

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alexandra Wells

    $500

  • Leigh Matthes

    $1,000

  • Janet Montag

    $500

  • Jenny Emerson

    $500

  • Victor Benson

    $500

  • joy thomas

    $100

  • Annie Robinson Woods

    $500

  • Jane Gruber

    $500

  • Bill Matthes

    $2,500

  • Gina Peterson

     

  • Laura Lauder

    $180

  • NIMA OBEROI

    $300

  • Becca Prowda

    $500

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $48,279 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Kim Posnett

Amount Raised

$16,200

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Christy Turlington Burns

Amount Raised

$10,930

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A16 Restaurant Running Team

Amount Raised

$2,900

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Heather Armstrong

Amount Raised

$2,535

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Clare Vivier

Amount Raised

$1,645

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Perrie Grace

Amount Raised

$1,466

 

73% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Michele Gasparini

Amount Raised

$1,445

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Betsy Marilyn

Amount Raised

$1,108

 

222% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Becca Prowda

Becca Prowda

DONATION: $500

In honor of Leigh....who rocks! 3 years ago

NIMA OBEROI

NIMA OBEROI

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Laura Lauder

Laura Lauder

DONATION: $180

3 years ago

Gina Peterson

Gina Peterson

Ellie Sanchez 3 years ago

Bill Matthes

Bill Matthes

DONATION: $2,500

3 years ago

Jane Gruber

Jane Gruber

DONATION: $500

Thank you Leigh Matthes and Christy for your incredible work in this area which is very close to my heart. 3 years ago

Annie Robinson Woods

Annie Robinson Woods

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

joy thomas

joy thomas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Victor Benson

Victor Benson

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Jenny Emerson

Jenny Emerson

DONATION: $500

3 years ago