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2016 Chicago Marathon - Team Every Mother Counts

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Race Wrap-up
October 10, 2016

I ran my 5th marathon yesterday in the beautiful city of Chicago. What a race! It was a little touch and go toward the end, but I still beat  See more
Megan McManus

THE STORY:

I'm running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in support of maternal health around the world. Though I'm not a mother, I chose to run this race in honor of a very special mom-to-be: my sweet sister-in-law, Paris. She gave birth to my first niece, Graeme Riley, on August 11. Both mom and baby are healthy, safe and happy following delivery. 

I feel so blessed by the top-notch healthcare access Paris and Baby Graeme have had and will have throughout her pregnancy, but I know around the globe (even in the U.S.), other moms and babies aren't nearly as fortunate.

Did you know 800 women around the world die every day as a result of complications in pregnancy or childbirth? For every death, an average of 4 children are orphaned. The good news is that 98% of these deaths can be prevented. Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. 

I feel called upon to be a part of the solution by running my 5th marathon in support of Every Mother Counts.

So why am I running to raise funds for this cause instead of another type of fundraiser? Often distance is the biggest barrier these women and their families face. So many pregnant women live far away from health services around the world, and distance does make a difference. I'm running so others don't have to.

When you donate, 100% of your donation goes directly to support maternal health programs on the ground. Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. With your help, more people can become moms, have healthy babies, live to take care of their children and make more people like me aunts :)

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To This Fundraiser

$1,024

MONEY RAISED
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  • Megan McQuinn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Ryan W.

    $20

  • Brian Pelts

    $20

  • Sarah Steele

    $50

  • Brenda Harvey

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Megan McManus

    $10

  • Lauren Houston

    $100

  • Cj Sebastian

    $25

  • Miles Lacy Sr

    $25

  • Darla Rogers

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Samantha Faulk

    $52.73

  • Becky McMaus

    $25

  • Bill Handy

    $50

  • Aaron McManus

    $100

  • Jen Hilger

    $10

  • Salma Haq

    $25

  • Sarah Steele

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michelle Lazzaro

    $20

  • Miles Lacy

    $25

  • Megan McManus

    $26

  • Miles Lacy and Michelle Lazzaro

    $39

  • Jen Luitwieler

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Megan McManus

    $25

  • Miles Lacy

    $55

  • Michelle Gonzalez

    $25

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102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $76,716 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Anick and Alex Guira

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$16,501

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Melissa Berger

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$10,150

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Michelle Jassem

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$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

Michelle Gonzalez

Michelle Gonzalez

DONATION: $25

We are proud of you! 1 year ago

Miles Lacy

Miles Lacy

DONATION: $55

For my mom Shirley 1 year ago

Megan McManus

Megan McManus

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jen Luitwieler

Jen Luitwieler

1 year ago

Miles Lacy and Michelle Lazzaro

Miles Lacy and Michelle Lazzaro

DONATION: $39

Joan and Donna Lazzaro 1 year ago

Megan McManus

Megan McManus

DONATION: $26

Matching Miles' donation via my Facebook challenge 1 year ago

Miles Lacy

Miles Lacy

DONATION: $25

Kathy Ann Lacy 1 year ago

Michelle Lazzaro

Michelle Lazzaro

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago