BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
Simon and Jess are both running the 2016 NYC Marathon for Every Mother Counts. Here's why:
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That's 800 women every day. 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 actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
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. Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
We both do some running to keep fit but this is our biggest challenge yet. Running 26.2 miles is the culmination of a lot of early mornings and late nights of running distances up to 20 miles as a couple around London to make sure that we're fit enough and strong enough to cross the finishing line as a couple. It would be great if you can spare a few dollars to keep us going!
Love Simon and Jess