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2015 Kilimanjaro Half Marathon - Team Every Mother Counts

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BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts

ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts

EVENT DATE: Mar 01, 2015

Melissa Berger

THE STORY:

Every Mother Counts wrote -

On March 1st, Christy Turlington Burns, ultramarathoners Scott and Jenny Jurek, and a team of friends and supporters of Every Mother Counts will run the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon in Tanzania, to commemorate the five-year anniversary of our organization. Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Each year 287,000 girls and women die bringing life into the world, yet nearly all of these deaths are preventable.

The team will travel to Kilimanjaro, where we will have the opportunity to visit some of the programs that Every Mother Counts is supporting, spend time together discussing maternal heath as well as overall nutrition and training for races. This team will increase awareness for the cause and 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, we want to run so that others don't have to...

We've chosen to participate in this race because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. In addition, Tanzania has special significance to Every Mother Counts. In June of 2009, a small film crew traveled to Tanzania from New York during the making of NO WOMAN, NO CRY. The film crew set out to document some of the barriers that millions of girls and women living in Sub-Saharan Africa face when they’re in need of critical maternal healthcare. We learned that for women living in countries like Tanzania, especially in rural areas, distance was an enormous barrier for mothers who needed healthcare of any kind. In fact, the minimum distance a pregnant woman had to travel was 5 K for prenatal care. An average distance to reach emergency obstetric care was 35 K, and oftentimes much more. 

And now, we're hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small. Here are some ways you can get involved.


1. You can click on the DONATE button to contribute what you can on behalf of one of our Every Mother Counts Runners.
2. You can JOIN THE TEAM to become a fundraiser yourself and help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause.
3. You can purchase an EMC t-shirt & gear from Oiselle.com and come out and cheer us on.
4. You can run with us in solidarity on March 1st. Remember that any distance from 5k to 26.2 miles would be an amazing act of support of our mission. Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts.

Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.

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To This Fundraiser

$11,350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anita Kawatra & Keith Palzer

    $50

  • Ronnie & Edward Grossmann

    $500

  • Mary & Colbert Cannon

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Maggie and Amor Towles

    $250

  • Dominique Schulte & Darren Seirer

    $250

  • Debbie and Rich Stalzer

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • sylvia marie challita

    $100

  • cynthia aand allan berger

    $100

  • Debbie Tucker-Brown

    $250

  • Holly & Jonathan Lipton

    $1,000

  • miyoung lee

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Agnes & Carlos Silva

    $250

  • Olivia Berger

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Reina & John Honts

    $150

  • jack Lambros

    $100

  • Melinda Weir and Erik Sorensen

    $250

  • Rachel and David

    $100

  • Randi Bushell

    $50

  • Zach Berger

    $100

  • Victoria Tucker

    $100

  • Daphne fernandez

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Avy & Salinee

    $200

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $181,142 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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patricia lansing

Amount Raised

$22,335

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Russell Kelly

Amount Raised

$21,745

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Josh Bonifas

Amount Raised

$21,145

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Jonathan Hoffman

Amount Raised

$16,650

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Lane

Amount Raised

$14,700

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Berger

Amount Raised

$11,350

Fundraiser Title

Christiane Lemieux

Amount Raised

$11,226

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Heidi Flagg

Amount Raised

$10,945

Donor Comments

Avy & Salinee

Avy & Salinee

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

You did it!! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $45

5 years ago

Daphne fernandez

Daphne fernandez

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Victoria Tucker

Victoria Tucker

DONATION: $100

So proud of you- you're a runner now and still doing it for a great cause! 5 years ago

Zach Berger

Zach Berger

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Randi Bushell

Randi Bushell

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Rachel and David

Rachel and David

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Melinda Weir and Erik Sorensen

Melinda Weir and Erik Sorensen

DONATION: $250

Best of luck for a wonderful cause. 5 years ago

jack Lambros

jack Lambros

DONATION: $100

run, Melissa, run--run, Patricia, run 5 years ago