Mother's Day 2012

Running for Mums. (You can help too!)

Mother's Day! A day to say thank you to your one and only Mum.
Herewith some daggy (Aussie for "uncool") photos of me and my Mum through the years.

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(Red shoes make you go faster)

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(Seventies sunglasses appear to be back)

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(Me and Mum in January)

In some countries the birth experience is life threatening due to the great distances expectant Mums need to travel to give birth, a lack of medical expertise, food and water. It is fraught.

Looking across the world, Sudan's maternal mortality rate is 1 in 7 meaning that 1 Mum in 7 will likely die giving birth. This puts them at the bottom globally (171 / 171 countries). Ireland has the most successful likely outcomes at 1 in 47,000 while in the US it is 1 in 4,800 (41/171). More details can be found here.

Given this reality, Kim and I are huge supporters of Every Mother Counts (http://everymothercounts.org/education), a non-profit that supports maternal and child health.

As some may know, I love to run and when time permits, tackling a marathon is especially "fun". Kim reliably tells me that the feeling I get at Mile 22 (screaming for my mummy as I enter a deep existential crisis in my mind) is not quite as challenging as childbirth but quite close!

To support Every Mother Counts, I am joining Team EMC to run the New York City Marathon this November. I am raising $2,700 to support the cause.

Please dig deep and give generously. For all who give, I will be sending you an Aussie delicacy! You'll love it, I know. 

Donations can be made here: everymothercounts.org/gdiapers

Thank you!

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