On October 13th I will be running my 5th marathon in Chicago! This race will be particularly special as I have the honor of running in support of Every Mother Counts, an organization that is near and dear to my heart.
While my pregnancy with Hart was smooth, my labor and delivery were not. I had to be monitored closely for complications and ultimately gave birth during an emergency C-Section due to Hart's plummeting heart rate. This was terrifying for me and my family, but for our top-rate nurses and doctors, this was routine. This is the kind of care I, and likely most people reading this, take for granted every day. Unfortunately women across the globe do not have that luxury. The good news is, Every Mother Counts is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.
So, I am running the Chicago Marathon to help support this incredible organization! Please consider either donating to my run, or simply helping me to spread the word about the amazing work they do.
Wish me luck!
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.
Here are some ways you can get involved.
1. JOIN THE TEAM to become a runner and fundraiser yourself to help us raise the much-needed funds and spread the word about this cause. If you do not have a spot in the race, the fundraising minimum is $2,000. If you do already have a spot, the fundraising minimum is $1,000.
2. DONATE to contribute what you can on behalf of one of our Every Mother Counts’ Runners.