BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
On November 5, 2017, I will be running 26.2 miles (!!) through New York City with the Every Mother Counts marathon team in support of maternal health around the world.
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. Ninety-eight percent of these deaths are preventable. Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, is raising awareness and funds to support maternal health programs.
The EMC team has chosen to participate in the 2017 TCS NYC MARATHON because distance is often the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. We hope that our running of this and other marathons will highlight the fact that so many pregnant women live far from vital health services and that distance does make a difference.
Please support this important cause! Your donation will go 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.