As a doula and women's advocate, I am incredibly honored to run for Every Mother Counts and devote time to raising awareness and funds to support global maternal health. 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. Team EMC runs because distance is one of the biggest barriers preventing women from accessing healthcare of any kind.
This Mother's Day Weekend, I will celebrate by running a 5K alongside my EMC teammates, in celebration of the mothers we love and in an effort to support those we can help from afar. Please support me and Team EMC this Mother's Day by donating to my crowdrise. My goal is $500 and with your help - that figure can go far.
$32 can provide essential antenatal and delivery supplies and equipment to care for one woman in Karatu, Tanzania.
$50 can pay for five hours of legal counseling for victims of maternal health rights violations in India.
$120 can provide one low-income woman in central Florida with four childbirth education sessions on breastfeeding, nutrition, self-care and newborn care.
$150 can provide a clean, safe birth kit for 50 moms in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
$238 can pay for a stocked midwifery backpack of supplies for one student in Guatemala.
$360 can provide individualized education and support on breastfeeding, nutrition, self-care and newborn care for three women in Central Florida.
$1,257 can pay for a motorcycle for a community to use to transport a woman to a health clinic or hospital in southwest Uganda.
$4,200 can cover the annual salary of a skilled birth attendant who will see 600 women a year in rural Haiti.
THANK YOU so much for your support and make sure to do something special for your mother on May 12!! : )