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2016 Destination Races - Team Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT: DR: Healdsburg 2016

EVENT DATE: Oct 29, 2016

Angel Thompson

THE STORY:

Dear Friends, 

On October 29, 2016, I will be running a half marathon to benefit Every Mother Counts (EMC).  EMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Surprisingly, maternal mortality rates around the world--and even in some states in the U.S.--have risen sharply in recent years.  According to EMC's research, distance is often the biggest barrier to a woman and her family obtaining the medical care they need. EMC hopes to not only increase awareness, but to also make the vital connection that so many pregnant women live far from health services around the world and that distance does make a difference. 

Simply put, I want to run so that others don't have to.

As all of you know, I am a mother myself, and I have three beautiful, healthy children.  I was blessed during each of my pregnancies and immediately thereafter with excellent medical care.  It never occurred to me to be concerned about not having access to life-saving emergency treatment for myself or my babies, if the need had arisen.  But this is a luxury that many women in the world simply do not have.  EMC's efforts seek to meet this need through practical ways:  training birth attendants in Haiti, offering emergency support and supplies for traumatized expectant mothers in Syria, providing solar-powered electricity to a hospital in Tanzania, and even in the U.S., providing doula care and nutrition services to low-income, at risk expectant mothers in New York.  You can learn more about EMC here.

Please consider supporting EMC's continued work by making a donation on my personal fundraising page.  I have a goal to raise $500 to benefit EMC's programs before the date of the race.  If I have just 39 friends donate $13 each (one dollar for every mile!), I'll meet my goal.  Of course, you are perfectly welcome to choose whatever donation amount you like! :)

Thanks for your friendship and for your support.  I look forward to running this race, and to updating all of you with the amount I and my fellow runners are able to raise for EMC!

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To This Fundraiser

$745

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tim & Amy Kassouni

    $50

  • Kristine Cummings

    $15

  • Coffee + Crumbs

    $50

  • Jonathan Huber

    $50

  • Heidi

    $35

  • Sandra T.

     

  • Christina Kiefer

    $20

  • Goyette & Associates

    $500

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149% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,839 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Heather Downey

Amount Raised

$959

 

96% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Dia Zafer-Joyce

Amount Raised

$885

 

177% Raised of $500 Goal

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Peter Ferazzi

Amount Raised

$750

 

150% Raised of $500 Goal

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Angel Thompson

Amount Raised

$745

 

149% Raised of $500 Goal

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Katie Mola

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Andrea Erb

Amount Raised

$500

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Christine Dickson

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Every Mother Counts

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Donor Comments

Goyette & Associates

Goyette & Associates

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Christina Kiefer

Christina Kiefer

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Sandra T.

Sandra T.

2 years ago

Heidi

Heidi

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Jonathan Huber

Jonathan Huber

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Coffee + Crumbs

Coffee + Crumbs

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kristine Cummings

Kristine Cummings

DONATION: $15

Yeah for all mothers, everywhere! 2 years ago

Tim & Amy Kassouni

Tim & Amy Kassouni

DONATION: $50

Go Angel! 2 years ago