I'm Ben, a Swiss Graphic Designer based in beautiful London since 2006.
I've never been the most sporty person in the world but to years ago, I challenged myself with my first marathon, which turned out to be of one of the hardest and most amazing experience ever.
At the time, I sadly experienced HIV amongst friends closest to my heart. For some amazing reason, and with the precious help of health centres, one of them came out of this scare 100% healthy. Unfortunately it's not the case for everybody. Thousands of people are living with HIV and I realised there are ways to help. So I decided it was time to get off my ass, do something and raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Two years later and after a lot of sitting around, I had the chance to meet the awsome team of Every Mother Counts. These guys have been working their ass off to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother around the world. Did you know one woman dies every 2 minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth? Or did you know pregnancy is a leading cause of death in women ages 15-19 in the developing world? Well I didn't... I also didn't know that 98% of these deaths are preventable if they are delt with at the right time. This is why Jade, my partner in crime, and I decided to put our running shoe on and run the New York marathon to support Every Mother Counts in their mission to help all these future mums.
Only 6 weeks to go before the big day! I'm obvisouly a bit scared but I know I can do it. Now I just need your help to stagger over the finish line.
YOU = THE BEST!
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