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Jessica Walker's Fundraiser:

Jess's 1/2 Marathon for Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

Jessica Walker

THE STORY:

Hi wonderful friends and family - I am jumping back into running after a 4 year hiatus and have decided to run my first race back for charity! I plan to run the Portland 1/2 Marathon for Every Mother Counts. The reason I took a break was a wonderful time in my life called new motherhood and so I wanted to give back by choosing a charity that works directly with moms. Every Mother Counts is a perfect fit as this non-profit started by Christy Turlington Burns focuses resources, funds and education on making pregnancy and childbirth healthy for moms all over the world! As a physician who cares for women and children and a mom to two boys who are my world, I feel really strongly that every mom should have a safe and happy journey into motherhood. And EMC has lots of ways that you can help out too, some with funding and some by simply running or being active yourselves! My favorite new app is Charity Miles, which is a free app that, when downloaded, allows you to pick any charity you want and with every mile you run, walk, bike or hike they give a certain small amount to that charity. The more active you are, the more they give! Consider downloading Charity Miles, and if you want to donate to my EMC fundraising page that is great too. Thanks for reading and have a great summer!

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