I'll be running 2 marathons in 14 days during the cold Manitoba winter mornings. Sponsor me per mile as I endeavour to Run for Life in Haiti
I've followed Heartline Ministries on Facebook for a number of years and have been learning about the apalling maternal mortality rate for women. Here in Canada, women dying in childbirth is virtually unheard of. I hope to help it become so in Haiti. I will be running 2 marathon lengths, split up between 12 days, here in Manitoba, while Barry runs across Haiti. I cannot run as long or as far as him, but I CAN run, share the need and do my small part. Help me achieve my goal of raising $1000.00!!
Heartline Ministries provides prenatal care, labor and delivery services and postpartum care to the underserved women of Port au Prince. Hundreds of women are served each year.
Haiti is in dire need of more midwives and prenatal care programs. Haiti has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Heartline is attempting to change to that.
The Run for Life Haiti event will take place in January of 2013. The 14 day event will take place to help raise awareness of the acute need for increased maternal healthcare options in Port au Prince and rural Haiti. The distance covered will be 500 kilometers, (330 miles) beginning in the southern peninsula and ending in the northern city of Cap Haitian.
Barry McDonald and his wife Rebecca lost their son the day he was born. They are passionate about the cause of safe pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care. Barry has been training and preparing for the January 2013 Run For Life Haiti for more than a year. He dreams of a day where every woman can easily and affordably find care for themselves and their unborn baby. Barry's goal is to raise the full funding needed to build a larger maternity center for Heartline Ministries to expand their services.