The two best days of my life were the births of my daughters, Hermione and Portia. The incredible support and care I received during my pregnancies and deliveries should not be a privilege but rather a right for every woman. Unfortunately this is not the case.
I am running the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon with Every Mother Counts to raise awareness and funds to support maternal health around the world. Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That's 800 women every day. The good news is that almost all of these deaths are preventable. Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
I am running because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. Simply put, I want to run so that others don't have to...And now, I'm hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small.