Hi All of my Generous Friends!!!
I was so moved by the last race I ran with my daughter Susie and Team EMC. I was so touched by the work they are doing at Every Mother Counts that I am doing another longer one. It's going to be challenging and I hope you will support me. I am dedicating my run to my sister in law, Kirby that was an extraordinary mother,wife, sister, friend and passed away last week. We are heartbroken.
Every Mother Counts envisions a world where all women have the opportunity to enter motherhood and not only survive, but thrive! There is a lot we already know about how to prevent pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications, but not enough political will or resources dedicated to this issue. The belief that knowledge is power is only true if it is clear what needs to be done to make change and, ultimately, to prevent unnecessary or harmful events if we can. Every Mother Counts was created to raise awareness and to educate the public about an issue that touches us all, but one that not enough people know about until it’s too late. I decided to dig deep and commit to this run despite my achy knees but felt the cause was deserving of the sacrifice. I feel lucky to be able to go out and raise money to support the women around the world that don't have access to this basic healthcare and education that most of us take for granted. Please support me and I will be so appreciative!!!! No pain no gain! I'm running for Kirby in the spirit she lived of always wanting to give back and leave the world better than she found it.
Every Mother Counts is running the 2019 Falmouth, MA Road Race 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 up to 98% of these deaths can be prevented. Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We run because often distance is the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. Simply put, we want to run so that others don't have to...And now, we're hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small.
Every Mile Counts because Every Mother Counts. Together, with your help and our miles, we can make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
All my love. XOXO