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2016 Chicago Marathon - Team Every Mother Counts

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Marathoning on a Night Schedule
July 24, 2016

Marathon training is interesting during 10 weeks straight of night float. I usually get off work at 8 AM, go to sleep, wake up at 2pm to run  See more
Kristina Pontarelli

THE STORY:

As an OB GYN resident with an interest in global health, I also know that in many countries women walk up to 20 miles, after being in labor for days, to obtain a necessary c-section.

And when they arrive, the conditions of the hospitals they are in would not be acceptable here.

A women dies in childbirth EVERY TWO minutes around the world.

And the United States isn't perfect either, two women die every day here. 


So for that reason, I am entering the Chicago Marathon to fundraise for the Non-Profit Organization "Every Mother Counts"- whose aim is to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for any mother.

My goal is to raise $1,500 by November.

What is your money going to? Transportation, skilled birth attendants, or supplies.

Some prices listed on EMC website--

$25- 1 labor kit for a mother in Uganda

$50-prenatal education for 2 uninsured mothers in the US

$250-prenatal vitamins for 30 women in Bangladesh

$2000- solar suitcase that provides electricity, lights, and fetal doppler in a rural clinic in Tanzania

As you can see above, Every Dollar Counts as much as Every Mother Counts, so please contribute whatever you can!

Thank you for your support

Tina

More info from EMC below:

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS IS RUNNING THE 2016 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD. 

Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That's 800 women every day. The good news is that 98% of these deaths can be prevented. We have the tools and the know-how to save these mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, teachers, doctors, caregivers and community leaders—if we make it a priority.

Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.

This year, join us in solidarity to run the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and continue raising awareness about this global tragedy. We've chosen to participate in the race because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. We hope to not only increase awareness for the cause but to also make the vital connection for people that so many pregnant women live far from health services around the world and that distance does make a difference. Simply put, we want to run so that others don't have to...

And now, we're hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small. When you donate, 100% of your donation goes directly to support maternal health programs on the ground. Here are some ways you can get involved. 

1. You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of our Every Mother Counts Runners.

2. You can JOIN THE TEAM to become a fundraiser yourself and help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.

3. You can purchase an EMC t-shirt & gear from Oiselle.com and come out and cheer us on.

4. You can run with us in solidarity on October 9th, 2016. Remember that any distance from 5k to 26.2 miles would be an amazing act of support of our mission. Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts.

Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,780

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristina Pontarelli

     

  • Sukhbir Grewal

     

  • Nancy Loeb, MD

     

  • William Pontarelli /Elizabeth Loeb

     

  • Mara Loeb

     

  • Puja and Ajit

     

  • Rosemary Pontarelli

     

  • Dad, Mom

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Urion Family

     

  • Thomas Gal

     

  • Kristen & Brad

     

  • MATT

     

  • Alex

     

  • Dr. V

     

  • Angie McKee

     

  • Katie grapes

     

  • Alex Golobof

     

  • Kim

     

  • Stephanie rzepka

     

  • Courtney Kissinger

     

  • Anne Bretthauer

     

  • Kirby

     

  • Phyllis and Jim Atkins

     

  • Kristina

     

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119% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $76,716 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Anick and Alex Guira

Amount Raised

$16,501

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Melissa Berger

Amount Raised

$10,150

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Michelle Jassem

Amount Raised

$5,021

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Rebecca Markley

Amount Raised

$3,000

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Ayesha Akhtar

Amount Raised

$2,626

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Adrian Stroie

Amount Raised

$2,525

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Alison Khara

Amount Raised

$2,335

 

156% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Shereen Sairafi

Amount Raised

$1,992

 

133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kristina

Kristina

Best of luck this weekend!! Stay strong. 11 months ago

Phyllis and Jim Atkins

Phyllis and Jim Atkins

1 year ago

Kirby

Kirby

1 year ago

Anne Bretthauer

Anne Bretthauer

1 year ago

Courtney Kissinger

Courtney Kissinger

Go Tina! You are awesome! 1 year ago

Stephanie rzepka

Stephanie rzepka

Get it Tina!! 1 year ago

Kim

Kim

You're amazing Tina! 1 year ago

Alex Golobof

Alex Golobof

1 year ago

Katie grapes

Katie grapes

Go tina! 1 year ago

Angie McKee

Angie McKee

Kick it hard Tina!! 1 year ago