HEUCY recently had the pleasure of hearing Christy Turlington talk about her work for Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness and funds to stop the rate of maternal mortality. We didn’t realize that almost 287,000 women die every year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Some women have to walk the length of a marathon just to reach a hospital. In this day and age, figures like that just don’t make sense.
We found Turlington’s personal story impactful, too. She had experienced a childbirth complication which led her to the Every Mother Counts cause. Now, she is a busy mom of two, trying to balance the demands of work and projects with a healthy home life…just like many of us are. One thing Turlington cited, which keeps her balanced, is something HEUCY wholeheartedly supports: trying to have a personal connection with an actual human, at least once a day. Time to grab coffee with a friend.
To learn more about Every Mother Counts, and how you can help, go to http://www.everymothercounts.org