An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa are suffering from obstetric fistula caused by prolonged, obstructed childbirth and lack of access to maternity care. Left incontinent, they are often condemned to a life of solitude and despair.
FFF helps these women and girls by providing free surgeries to heal their fistulas, free maternity care to prevent fistulas and ensure safe childbirth, and free empowerment programs during rehabilitation. We also train local healthcare workers.
FFF has assisted over 3,000 women and girls every year and continues to expand its programs and aid in the communities it serves.
Since first being involved with FFF, I was taken with the plight of the women and girls needlessly suffering from fistula. I couldn't believe something so preventable and treatable could be so common.
To raise some much needed funds for the women and girls in Africa I decided to run in the New York City Marathon. I will be doing the same again this year, during FFF’s 10 year anniversary, and hope to make this year’s race to the finish line an even bigger event!
Please support Freedom from Fistula on our mission to eradicate Obstetric Fistula and sponsor me in the 2018 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
Your gift will help us restore the dignity and health of the women and girls who suffer from this terrible condition. 100% of all donations go directly towards our programs, so you can be sure every dollar you donated will be making an impact.
To join me on my journey up to the race visit my blog: https://angela1424.wixsite.com/angela-nycmarathon