Walk/Run for a Cause #bebetter52

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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 and there are three ways to do this. Each option can be done independently or better yet, together.

First option: Walk with the app 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 an app with a smartphone, and that is totally okay!

A picture of my own mother at my baby shower. Three generations of women present in this photo (one just still in the belly).

A picture of my own mother at my baby shower. Three generations of women present in this photo (one just still in the belly).

Second option: Join the Run to Believe Virtual Run on May 11th.

On May 11th, women around the nation will come together virtually to walk or run in the 2nd Annual Run to Believe virtual run. This race is donating 100% of proceeds to Every Mother Counts. All you have to do is register at More Miles Race and then grab your running shoes and head out anytime and anywhere on May 11th. Next, post a photo on social media in your virtual race bib using #RunToBelieveKNT, #RunTeamEMC and #bebetter52. These hashtags will allow you to connect to other runners and walkers nationwide.

Third option: Report your completed #bebetter52 challenge.

By reporting your completed challenge, extra money will be donated. Imagine all the promised donations for Every Mother Counts if you join the virtual race while using Charity Apps and reporting the challenge complete after the race.

We hope that this week, while running and walking, you take time to reflect on the power of mothers.  We encourage everyone to express gratitude to the mothers you know and love, even if that mother is yourself. We are excited to see what we can raise for a cause about which we feel such tremendous passion.