BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
I AM RUNNING THE 2013 ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD.
When I became a mother, my heart and my world grew. I experienced how pregnancy and childbirth bonded me to millions of women accross the globe, but it also made me aware of how different my experiecne was from many of these women.
800 women every day die during pregnancy and childbirth, that is hundreds of thousands of women each year. The good news is that 90% 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 campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide.
I am running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon to continue raising awareness about this global tragedy. I'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.
Simply put, I want to run so that others don't have to...
And now, I'm hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small.
1. You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of me and EVERY MOTHER COUNTS.
2. You can purchase an EMC t-shirt & gear from Oiselle.com and come out and cheer me on.
4. You can run with me in solidarity on November 3rd. Remember that any distance from 5k to 26.2 miles would be an amazing act of support of the mission. Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts.
Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms.