March 26, 2016
Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters,
This year I will be running my first NYC Half Marathon on March 20th and I will do so in support of The Doula Project! The Doula Project is a NYC-based organization that provides free compassionate doula care and support to people across the spectrum of pregnancy through the work and dedication of our wonderful group of volunteer doulas. Traditional doula services are often inaccessible to the people who need them most: low-income people and those without existing support structures. I am a member of the Board of Directors of The Doula Project but am also privileged to be a practicing public health midwife who has the benefit of working with our wonderful volunteer doulas in the care of my patients. In addition to our direct service delivery of full-spectrum doula care we are actively involved in training activists, clinicians, and students in full-spectrum doula support. Please support me in my efforts to raise funds for The Doula Project and this important work. Wish me luck on my run!