To honour the 830 lives we will lose every day this year due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, runners and walkers around the world will complete 8.30 mi/km starting on 8/30 (30th August) to help improve birth care.
Cover the distance any time that week (the 30th is a Monday), wherever, whenever and however works for you. Whether you choose miles or kilometres, registration is just $10 — or you can do a 5k for just $5. 100% of your registration will be donated to Every Mother Counts.
Every day, an average of 830 people will not survive pregnancy or childbirth, and thousands more will suffer from long-term disabilities. Yet, with consistent access to transportation, education and supplies – we can prevent these outcomes.
While there are many obstacles faced by pregnant and birthing people when accessing care, distance alone presents one of the greatest barriers. In many parts of the world, people have to walk an average of 8 miles to reach the nearest public health facility – even while pregnant or in labor. Every Mother Counts runs so those people can reach the care they need.
Join us the week of August 30, 2021
What Your Additional Donation Can Do:
$25 - Can provide a woman in Uganda six rides to the clinic including four pre-natal visits, her delivery and a post-natal visit.
$50 can pay for five hours of legal counseling for victims of maternal health rights violations in India.
$120 can provide one low-income woman in central Florida with four childbirth education sessions on breastfeeding, nutrition, self-care and newborn care.
$150 can provide a clean, safe birth kit for 50 moms in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
$360 can provide individualized education and support on breastfeeding, nutrition, self-care and newborn care for three women in Central Florida.