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2017 TCS NYC Marathon- Team Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON-Team EMC

EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017

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THE STORY:

This past summer, while I was deliberating on another marathon run on behalf of Every Mother Counts and veering toward a hard pass (running 26.2 miles does not come easy to me!), Nicholas Kristoff published a timely article outlining the startling maternal mortality rate here in the US. It was a jolting reminder that pregnant women, both here and around the world, are far too often risking their lives in childbirth, and far too frequently, needlessly so. 


A few quick facts:

99% of maternal deaths occur in the developing world

The US ranks 46th worldwide in terms of maternal health

Up to 98% of these deaths are PREVENTABLE

EMC provides pregnant women with education, care, and transport


I realized that if I could run - I should run.



Recent tragic weather events and the ongoing attacks on funding have placed women in an even more perilous position.  The work of Every Mother Counts has benefitted women all over the world; projects include procurement and installation of solar suitcases to provide power at birthing centers, a new ambulance for the HOPE Foundation affording transport for the refugees of Rohinga, and ongoing funding to the stellar work being done Commonsense Childbirth in central Florida.  From Tanzania to Haiti to our own backyard, the money raised by EMC saves the lives of women and gives newborns a healthy start.

 Access to care during pregnancy and childbirth is imperative in saving the lives of mothers. I hope you’ll join me in increasing that access. 


 Please help me meet my fundraising goal by visiting my CrowdRise PAGE and giving in any amount you can.


The world is in a frustrating state at the moment and so much of it seems out of our control. Instead of the hard pass, I count myself fortunate that, in this small way, I can take the actionable path; EMC’s running initiative is meant to illustrate that distance is often the greatest barrier to care. I hope you’ll join me in bridging that distance for women in need here and around the world. Please donate here. 

Thank you for your support, time, and as always, friendship!

Cheers,

KK


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To This Fundraiser

$4,890

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wendy Twardzik

    $250

  • The Harris Family

     

  • Libutti Steel

    $100

  • Robert Kushner

    $50

  • Vicky Bijur

    $50

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    $25

  • Elizabeth Cutler

     

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  • Kristen and Phil

    $50

  • Frasers

    $200

  • Lille Yerington

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Erin, Isabel & Kevin

     

  • Michelle Jassem (and Piper)

    $100

  • Michelle Lehmann Communications

     

  • Evie

    $50

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    $100

  • Kim and Oliver

     

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  • Zoe Rodriguez

    $100

  • Frida and Freddie

    $400

  • Roseann Repetti

    $50

  • Chris Avila Hubschmann

    $100

  • Shannon Barden

     

  • Lisa & Andy Corn

    $25

  • Juliana Frei

     

  • Glass/Kielians

    $100

  • Susan McGowan Campbell

    $25

  • Lisa Chernick and family

    $100

  • Ed McAniff

    $100

  • Nancy and Richard Mann

    $200

  • Lisa and Oliver

    $100

  • Victoria Bijur

    $50

  • Rebecca Jones

    $250

  • Frasers

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98% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $232,425 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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David Neville

Amount Raised

$23,935

 

684% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Elin Raun-Royer

Amount Raised

$5,200

 

95% Raised of $5,500 Goal

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kathryn kellinger

Amount Raised

$4,890

 

98% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kevin Lee

Amount Raised

$4,840

 

138% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Giada Bufalini

Amount Raised

$4,833

 

138% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Katie Malbon

Amount Raised

$4,732

 

135% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Leith Barry

Amount Raised

$4,604

 

132% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Colleen St. John

Amount Raised

$4,445

 

127% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah Laird

Sarah Laird

3 months ago

Frasers

Frasers

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Victoria Bijur

Victoria Bijur

DONATION: $50

Tribute to Kathryn Kellinger 4 months ago

Lisa and Oliver

Lisa and Oliver

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Nancy and Richard Mann

Nancy and Richard Mann

DONATION: $200

4 months ago

Ed McAniff

Ed McAniff

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Lisa Chernick and family

Lisa Chernick and family

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Susan McGowan Campbell

Susan McGowan Campbell

DONATION: $25

Good luck ! Will be cheering you on ! 4 months ago

Glass/Kielians

Glass/Kielians

DONATION: $100

4 months ago