16 more weeks to go...& another half marathon
July 19, 2017
BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 47
I'm running the 2017 TCS NYC MARATHON with the team of Every Mother Counts to improve access to critical maternal healthcare for every mother around the world.
Did you know that 303,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year That's 800 women every day - 1 woman every two minutes. For each of these deaths, an average of 4 orphans are left behind.
The good news is that 98% of these deaths can be prevented. Every Mother Counts has 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.
This year, I decided to run the 2017 TCS NYC MARATHON and I want to raise awareness about this global tragedy. Often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. I hope to not only increase awareness for the cause but to also make the vital connection for people that so many pregnant women live far from health services around the world and that distance does make a difference. Simply put, I want to run so that others don't have to.
And now, I hope you will support me and EMC, no matter how big or small. Your donation goes directly to support maternal health programs. Together, with your help, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. GO TEAM EMC!