On Sunday, November 4th, I am running another half marathon, The SoFi Golden Gate Half Marathon. I have an obession with running them but this particular one is different in a few ways:
1. I'm flying on my own dime and time to San Francisco to do so.
2. It will a mark paramount event in my life. Those closest to me know and celebrate its importance with me.
3. I am running as a member of the Every Mother Counts Team in support of maternal health around the world.
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS:
Hundreds of thousands of women die during pregnancy and childbirth each year or 800 women every day. WHAT?
98% of these deaths can be prevented WHAT?
We have the tools and the know-how to do so. WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
EMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. They inform, engage, and mobilize audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
Founded by Christy Turlington Burns in 2003.
I am blessed to have three healthy, beautiful children. While my pregnancies were smooth, my deliveries were far from that. I am fortunate enough to have had access to life saving medical care that without it, neither I or my children would be here today.
MY ASK OF YOU:
As a mother, father, daughter, son, friend, colleague, a compassionate human...please support me in my quest to help those who do not have access to what is a basic human right.
ME: I'll do the training, get myself to San Fran, and run the 21.1KM.
YOU: Help me help these women.
How much? Consider the cost of:
*a way overpriced Tall, no foam, extra long, organic free-trade cashew milk with stevia or whatever BS beverage you buy every day
*a nice bottle of wine that you Instagramed about...the one you picked up in the Okanagan or Napa with your besties while living your best life
*a spin / boxing / Lagree class that you attend 5x / week
*a great dinner out that you either took pictures of or sat across from someone and were on your phone the whole time
*a pair of new Celine shoes (without the accent...lame)
*a socially, irresponsibly-priced designer bag
*a low-carbon emission car that gets you all the best parking spots in the city
Whatever your heart tells you. I will show you my gratitude with every stride while I conquer those soul crushing hills.
I remind you that that I am no Iron Woman so training for this and actually completing it is still a challenge especially as a single mom of three who is juggling a challenging career.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT BOTH MONETARY AND MORALLY!