I am running the Chicago Marathon on behalf of Every Mother Counts. I chose this organization to fundraise for because it is a cause very near to my heart as a mother. My daughter was born on March 7, 2016 after 30+ hours of labor. She was delivered by emergency c-section after signs of fetal distress and concerns that my bladder may rupture due to her positioning and my lack of urine output. Luckily for both of us, we were able to get the care we needed in a timely manner. Unfortunately for many women that is not the case. Survival during pregnancy and childbirth shouldn’t depend on where you live or what you can afford/access but it does. I am raising money for mothers worldwide so that they can have better outcomes.
Every Mother Counts wrote -
Every Mother Counts is running the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the 6th year in a row 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 almost all of these deaths are preventable. 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.