BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
I have committed to running the New York City Marathon in support of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. So many of you have been incredibly supportive of my training and now it is time for me to focus on the important part - fundraising. Every donation helps. $5 is enough to provide transportation to a safe birth facility for a pregnant woman in Uganda so she doesn't have to walk.
I am so thankful for any support you choose to give.
Why I chose Every Mother Counts:
800 women die everyday due to complications from pregnancy and 98% of these deaths are preventable with access to regular medical care.
100% of donations go directly to programs to help mothers, not overhead costs for the organization.
This cause is very personal to me. My pregnancies with Charlie and Tessa required expensive medical intervention to which I had easy and affordable access. There are women losing their lives for reasons as basic as not having access to clean water or standard prenatal care.