Dear Family & Friends,
I am running the Chicago Marathon 2020 for the first time ever on Sunday, October 11th on behalf of Every Mother Counts to help to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. I am also so excited and honored to be running with my daughter Isabelle!
I am making a commitment a to raise funds and awareness for maternal health because being a mother is a role I cherish most in my life, and because I had the good fortune, and resources to have the best maternal care around.
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. In some parts of the world, many women have to travel as far as 26 miles to reach a provider or clinic, even when in labor and often on foot. Every Mother Counts runs because distance is one of the biggest barriers preventing women from accessing healthcare of any kind. The United States is the only industrialized nation with a consistently rising rate of maternal deaths. Severe complications of pregnancy and childbirth are also on the rise in the US – one woman every 10 minutes in the US experiences a life-threatening complication of pregnancy or childbirth.
My personal goal is to raise $2,000. Please help me reach by goal by making a contribution. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
How you can donate:
• Online donation - donate on my personal fundraising page https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/every-mother-counts2020chicago
• Check – make checks payable to Every Mother Counts and include my name and race in the memo. Address to mail checks below:
Every Mother Counts
180 Varick Street, Suite 1116 New York, NY 10014
To learn more about Every Mother Counts, visit their website and watch the short films below:
• About Every Mother Counts - https://vimeo.com/185578500
• Why We Run - https://vimeo.com/125334105
• Every Mile, Every Mother - https://vimeo.com/92337912
Thank you in advance for your support and generous donation, and for helping to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere