I'll be running my first marathon in November!
August 30, 2016
BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. The good news is that 98% 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 non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take action and raise funds in support of maternal health programs around the world.
We've chosen to participate in the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon because distance is often the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. We hope to not only raise awareness about the global tragedy of maternal lives lost, but also to emphasize that because so many pregnant women live far from health services, distance really does make a difference. Simply put, we want to run so that others don't have to.
And now, we're hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small. When you donate, 100% of your donation goes directly to support maternal health programs on the ground. Here are some ways you can get involved.
- You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of our Every Mother Counts Runners.
- You can JOIN THE TEAM to become a fundraiser yourself and help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.
- You can purchase EMC gear from Oiselle.com and come out and cheer us on.
- You can run with us in solidarity on November 6th, 2016. Remember that any distance from 5k to 26.2 miles would be an amazing act of support. Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts.
Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.