Every Mother Counts- I believe SO!
Every Mother Counts is a woman-founded maternal health non-profit organization that links mothers to providers of essential care to address major barriers to maternal health in the U.S. and abroad.
A few incredible statistics:
-The U.S. ranks 60th in the world in terms of maternal health
-2 women die every day in the U.S. from complications from childbirth and pregnancy
-Worldwide, 1 woman dies every 2 minutes from complications from childbirth and pregnancy
-The U.S. is one of 13 countries with a rising maternal mortality rate, alongside The Bahamas, North Korea and Zimbabwe.
* Participants in Zooma Annapolis (either in person or virtually) can sign up to raise money for EMC as part of their training.
Run ZOOMA through historic and scenic Annapolis on June 3, then celebrate at Navy Stadium.
Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events start and finish at Navy Stadium at 7am.
New in 2017, Virtual Zooma Annapolis, for those of you who can’t attend in person, but would like to be a part of the 10th anniversary celebration!
I am running the virtual option this year! I am so EXCITED that this is an option and I can still take part in this fun event! ZOOMA also announced a couple other locations and dates:
Cape Cod– 10K & half- October 7
Florida– 5K, 12K, & half- October 21
Texas– 5K, 10K & half- March 10, 2018
I have run in all 3 locations and they are absolutely beautiful runs! Finally, remember to use code MARYBETH2017 when you register for 10% off any race and distance.
Please consider Every Mother Counts this year when you are making contributions. Many of us are moms, sisters, aunts and grandmothers and truly believe that every mother does count. Essential care for the mother to be is so critical and every contribution can make a difference. Click here to give! Thank you!
“EACH PREVENTABLE DEATH IS ONE DEATH TOO MANY.”
–CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS