BENEFITING: BUMI SEHAT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2012
Want to explore an exotic island, make two grown women act like fools, and raise money for a worthwhile charity...without ever having to leave your house? Well, now is your chance!
The 2012 Horse-heading for Birth challenge is officially under way!
“Awesome! But what the heck are you even talking about?!” Good question.
Miriam Pearson Martinez and Lorie McCoy, owners of the Palms Birth House and Amazing Births & Beyond- and two certifiably colorful personalities - are headed off to Bali to take part in an extraordinary 10 day total immersion birthing workshop and along the way they’ll be raising money to help curb the mortality rate of Indonesian women. You probably didn’t know it, but it’s not uncommon for mother and child to die during labor over there. Trust us, whatever kinds of hardships you face on a day-to-day basis pale in comparison to being a poor, pregnant Indonesian woman with no access to healthcare.
Fortunately, there is help.
The Bumi Sehat Foundation International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the impoverished women of Indonesia obtain the proper birth care they desperately need so that mother and child stay safe. The Bumi Sehat Foundation is not only a beacon of hope, it quite literally saves lives.
“Ok, but how are they planning on raising these funds?” By wearing horse heads and taking awkward photos of themselves in weird places! Duh.
Here’s how it works. You cough up a mere 25 bucks then tell them what kind of odd picture, wearing a horses head you want and they’ll do it! Whether it’s riding an elephant, walking through ruins, or playing with monkeys, they’ll do it. On a plane, in a market, at a disco, or hugging some cops, you name it, they’ll do it. Tell them to wear that horse head on a beach at dawn during sun salutations and it’s as good as done! Whatever your idea, as long as it doesn’t land them in an Indonesian prison, they will do it! Not the creative type? Don’t worry, go for the ‘surprise me’ option. These two good-hearted oddballs are never short of ideas and are willing to take ‘horsing around’ to the next level! You don’t need to be creative. You just need 25 bucks!
25 bucks, two women wearing horse heads in odd locations, helping impoverished Indonesian women. It just makes sense.
Please! Please! Please help these intrepid travelers behave like blatant idiots and at the same time ensure that pregnancy is a beautiful beginning, not a tragic end.
To get started:
*Hit the DONATE button (on the top right of the page)
*Contribute $25 or more if you're feeling giddy!
*Tell us in the (comment section) what antics you would like to see.
*Friend Lorie & Miriam on Facebook and "LIKE" Amazing Births & Beyond and the Palms Birth House
*Join the "event" on facebook to follow the fun and see the awkward photos as they happen in exotic Bali! If you friend the girls, they will tag you. Be aware that internet connections in the Indonesia are well, sketchy...so posts will happen when possible and ALL pics will posted upon return if not sooner.
*Sit back, relax...and laugh your "ass" off!
Be assured, all monies go directly TO Bumi Sehat through Crowdrise Fundraiser.
These kooky ladies need to know your "demands & donations" by October 5th before embarking on the trip.