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2017 BMW BERLIN MARATHON- TEAM EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT: 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon- Team Every Mother Counts

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

Christy Turlington Burns

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, 

I am excited to be training for my 7th marathon on behalf of Every Mother Counts. I will be participating in the Berlin Marathon this September 24th, along with 25 other runners. We are running as a team to raise funds to improve access to essential maternity care and raise awareness about one of the biggest barriers mothers face trying to access this critical care around the world, distance. 

Why I Run: 

One woman dies every two minutes bringing life into the world. That’s more than 300,000 mothers dying each year. The good news is, up to 98% of global maternal deaths are preventable! With access to education and training, transportation, and supplies, we can greatly reduce the number of preventable deaths that occur during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. 

Had I not had access to the care I received the day I became a mom, I would not have the opportunity to experience the wonder and joy of raising my own two healthy children today. Since I founded Every Mother Counts in 2010, I have put in thousands of miles to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. Since 2011, I have completed six full marathons, 10 half marathons and one 24hour relay race. And almost 80,000 people have run on behalf of Team EMC! 

Why Berlin? 

Berlin is one of the six World Marathons (link to world marathons) and is arguably the fastest marathon course in the world. Germany is also a leader in healthcare with a adopted preventive health care programme for pregnant women with medical check-ups and medical care before, during and after delivery.  In fact, its low maternal mortality ratio (there are only 6 deaths for every 100,000 births in the country) illustrates the benefits of a comprehensive system of healthcare on its mothers.  

With your support, Every Mother Counts can continue to support the training and continued education of midwives and birth attendants, provide rides for thousands of mothers, equip healthcare providers with supplies in eight countries that will help to ensure safer birth outcomes around the world.  

For more information about running or partnering with us and other EMC events, please check out EveryMotherCounts.org or sign up for our newsletter here

Thank you so much for your support! 

Love,

Christy 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sanjay Rawal

    $250

  • Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

    $100

  • Gurinder Brar

    $100

  • The Lane Family

    $1,500

  • Vanessa Cornell

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

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The Team: $106,583 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Anick and Alex Guira

Amount Raised

$40,502

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hilary reyl

Amount Raised

$8,250

 

330% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Tina Lutz

Amount Raised

$6,835

 

273% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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adam taetle

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

190% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Ashley Bouldin

Amount Raised

$4,165

 

167% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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kimberly twombly

Amount Raised

$4,100

 

164% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Carlin Greenstein

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

136% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Adrian Stroie

Amount Raised

$3,270

 

131% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

9 hours ago

Vanessa Cornell

Vanessa Cornell

DONATION: $1,000

You're inspiring so many!! Thank you and good luck! 23 hours ago

The Lane Family

The Lane Family

DONATION: $1,500

2 days ago

Gurinder Brar

Gurinder Brar

DONATION: $100

2 days ago

Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

Ann Kurth (Yale School of Nursing)

DONATION: $100

Thank you Christy for what you do for women around the world, and your partnership with nurses and midwives. YOU ROCK! Peace, Ann (Yale School of Nursing) 2 weeks ago

Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay Rawal

DONATION: $250

1 month ago