BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
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.
After difficulty getting pregnant and then miscarrying at ten weeks last Fall, I was fortunate to receive wonderful care from a local team of medical professionals. Prior to losing my pregnancy, I was uneducated about the dangers of miscarriage and am forever grateful to the amazing support placed around me during one of the greatest heartaches of my life. The emotional and physical burdens of miscarriage have opened my heart to the plight of women around the world who do not have access to or cannot afford pre and post-natal care. Along with accessibility to medical care, running helped to bring me out of a dark place after a suffocating loss. My goal is to use my passion for running to help others receive the same care I was given. It is my hope to run to raise awareness and funds to support women both locally and around the world.
Even in our modern age, 303,000 women die every year as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Every Mother Counts seeks to make transportation, education, and medical supplies accessible to women worldwide. Globally, the United States ranks 60th in maternal health and averages the death of two women each day due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth. We are included in a list of 13 countries with a rising maternal mortality rate as a result of untreated chronic illness, lack of insurance, and over-medicalization. Learn more about Every Mother Counts HERE.
To raise awareness and support, I will be joining Every Mother Counts' Running Team. For the remainder of 2017, I will be racing:
5/13 Run.Walk.Roll Orlando 10k
5/27 Terrain Titan Trail 20 Miler
6/24 Charlevoix Half Marathon
7/16 Masters of All Terrain Trail Half Marathon
11/5 Walt Disney World's Wine & Dine Half Marathon
Please join me in my mission by donating here. You can also join the team, run with me in solidarity, or shop for EMC HERE. Your encouragement, support, and help in raising awareness for women globally is something I cherish so deeply. Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and to read, learn, and grow! We truly are only as strong as our weakest member.