I'm running a 50-mile long trail race called the 2016 North Face Endurance Challenge. I’ll be there, December 3, 2016 to fundraise and bring awareness for Every Mother Counts (EMC), a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every donation helps--$5 is enough to provide transportation to a safe birth facility for a pregnant woman in Uganda so she doesn't have to walk. Please visit my fundraising page.
Approximately 800 moms die every day in childbirth. That equates to hundreds of thousands of moms die each year. Many of those family units in other countries and even in the United States fall completely apart by not having a mom support system to help run the household and nurture them. Moms die by just not having transportation to get to a safe birth.
I’ve chosen to participate in this race to symbolize that distance does make a difference. Distance is often the biggest barrier for these women and their family to overcome to get the medical care they need. Simply put, I want to run the distance so others don’t have to…. I want to use “running this long distance event" to bring awareness to this cause. This cause that until recently, I never knew existed. The good news is 98% of the hundreds of thousands of mothers that die each year can be prevented.
100% of the donations and funds raised support women in need around the world. EMC currently supports nine grants in Haiti, Indonesia, Uganda, Malawi, the DRC, India and the United States. Learn more on their website, http://www.everymothercounts.org/pages/learn.
If your company provides a matching donation like mine does, please take advantage of that resource to make the most out of your donation.
Every Mother Counts!
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