BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
ORGANIZER: Every Mother Counts
My Dearest Family and Friends,
Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a documentary titled No Woman No Cry. The message throughout was abundantly clear, but it struck a significant chord because I am now a mother. For those who have chosen this life-changing role, it goes without saying that this journey is a rollercoaster of emotions filled with a multitude of concerns. I cannot imagine having to additionally worry about affording prenatal care, transportation to the nearest healthcare facility or that such facility is properly equipped with the skilled physicians and supplies required to deliver my baby. Most, if not all of these issues are preventable.
This is where I humbly step in. As most of you know, or don't know, I am not an avid runner. I try to get some runs done in between changing dirty diapers, arranging playdates and soothing a teething baby. That said, I have never shied away from a challenge, especially one that promotes a great cause. I know this will be tremendously difficult (especially without significant training), it will take me quite a while to complete and I will probably cross the finish line in a million pieces, but I WILL cross it!
I now ask that you kindly show your support in helping me reach my fundrasing goal. I have less than four weeks and I need your help. Every little bit counts, so dig in those pockets and show me some love!
In closing, there are clearly many dimensions to this task I have taken on. The first being that it is for a wonderful cause and hopefully I can raise some awareness in the process. The next being that it is a personal challenge I am setting for myself and last but certainly not least, it is for my dearest Sophia Rose. I want to set an example for her, and while she may be too small to have any clue what Mommy is about to do, it's important for me to show her that one must do good in this world whenever possible.
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
Now help me cast that stone and make a difference!
With Sincere Love & Gratitude,
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS IS RUNNING THE 2016 TCS NYC MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF MATERNAL HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD.