BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
So. Here I am again, staring down at 42k or 26 miles. I think, I am crazy? 2017 Kristin remembers just how far she ran in 2014. Now I am doing it again. But there is a method to my crazy. I get to run all those miles in my favourite place (other than TO of course) New York City. I have wanted to cross this marathon off my list for years. Now I am going to do it.
More importantly, this time around I am lucky enough to be running with the Every Mother Counts team to support maternal health around the world. Did you know that hundred of thousands of woman die every year during pregnancy and childbirth each year? That's 800 women every. single. day. Jesus.
& 98% of these deaths could have been prevented. I am one lucky motherducker. In all of the ways. So I will run to help in my own small way.
Let me tell you a little more about EMC (in their own words). Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. They inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. They have chosen to participate in the race because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need.
So I run, along with my other teammates. We want to increase awareness for the cause but to also make the vital connection for people: Many, many pregnant women live far from health services around the world. And that distance? It DOES make a difference. So we will run all that way so that one day others don't have to travel any distance at all.
Your donation, no matter how big or how small, goes directly to support maternal health programs on the ground all over the world.