Walk for Mothers #bebetter52

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 Aly and her daughter at 6 months old.

Aly and her daughter at 6 months old.

It’s that time of year again to celebrate all the wonderful women who brought life into the world. Whether you are a mother or just appreciate the strong women in your life, Mother’s Day is an important and special time. It is especially significant for us at the Be Better Movement because of our passion for maternal health. Fostering a world where all pregnant women have access to the healthcare they need for a safe pregnancy and delivery is our vision and the reason for our organization’s inception. This is why we raise money for Every Mother Counts, a non-profit that aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother around the world. This week’s challenge serves as a reminder that all your hard work and determination pays off, not only in your own lives, but in the lives of mothers who desperately need access to adequate care. After all, what better week to refocus on our mission and to share the love with mothers everywhere?

This week’s #bebetter52 challenge is to walk for a cause which you can easily accomplish through an app called Charity Miles! The app is totally free to download and enables you to raise money for a variety of causes through simply bringing your phone on a walk. The longer you walk, the more the program donates. Once the app is downloaded, simply scroll down until you see Every Mother Counts, select it, and start moving! This is not only a great way to up our exercise for the week and to increase support for an incredible organization, but also to give us an opportunity to reflect on the amazing mothers in our lives, our memories with them, and the attributes and qualities we most appreciate about them. We acknowledge that some of our 52ers may not have the capabilities to download and app with a smartphone, and that is totally okay! Anyone can take this time to reflect with or without a phone in hand. We encourage everyone to express gratitude to the mothers you know and love, even if that mother is yourself.

Have an exceptional week walking, 52ers! We are excited to see what we can raise for a cause about which we feel such tremendous passion.

 

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Emilie Allen

I started interning at the Be Better Movement because my passions aligned with the organization’s vision, and I was excited to help that vision grow. I have always loved all things related to holistic health and wellness, so promoting creative challenges that motivate others to try new things and be their best selves was a perfect fit!