I am running this year’s Chicago Marathon for Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization whose goal is to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere!! My goal is to raise awareness and funds to support maternal health around the world.
I first learned about Every Mother Counts over a year ago and I was shocked at the staggering number of maternal deaths across the global - 800 day! And in the United States maternal mortality rates keep rising despite more money being spent on health care than any other country!!! And the crazy thing is almost all these deaths are preventable with access to quality maternal care.
Distance is often the biggest barrier to a woman and her family getting the care they need. Simply put, I am running for Team EMC - so that other women don't have to!
And now, I am hoping you will lend your support no matter how big or small to help me support women who do not have the same resources that most of us do.
Please DONATE to contribute what you can and you can follow my marathon journey at https://www.instagram.com/hipmomstylemarcia
Thanks you so much!