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40 MILES FOR MIDWIFERY

Ultramarathon |  June 10, 2023

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40 MILE WHAT?

Colleen is running an ultramarathon, 14 miles longer than a regular marathon.
Why 40 miles? Because pregnancy is about 40 weeks long. She has been training weekly now for her run on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The race will take place at Lakewood Park. She has been logging her training miles in an effort to raise money for deserving families seeking out The Village Midwifery care. Make a Donation.

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THE WHY

Midwives have big hearts, but they are regular people just like you and me. They have bills to pay and their families to support. They know firsthand the immense value in having access to quality prenatal care and birth options. Because insurance does not typically cover these services, there are many families unable to afford this care, but Colleen won't let that stop her! With your help, she can reach her goal of $30,000 for The Village's Midwifery Access Fund.

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TELL ME MORE

Accessible midwifery care is the cornerstone of The Village's practice. Colleen is committed to serving not only financially capable families, but also marginalized communities including refugees, teen parents, people of color, LGBTQ clients, and low-income individuals. In order to be accessible, Colleen needs help financially! The Village wants to offer 10 scholarships annually for midwifery care with a goal of $30,000 raised by June. 

Make a contribution today!

Women Who Run

CAN I JOIN HER?

Absolutely! Everyone benefits from a solid support team when they're doing hard things. Register to run any part of the course (1 mile, 5k, 10k or all 40 miles!) on June 10. By sharing your training mile log, you can raise money along the way. Register now and log your training miles leading up to the run!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Colleen! We will see you next time.

NOT A RUNNER?

No problem! You can sponsor Colleen or a participant! Follow @runvillagecle on Instagram. Sponsor participants who post their training updates by choosing an amount that works for you: $1/mile, $5/mile or $20/mile.

Do you have a home or business in the Lakewood Area, and would you like to sponsor our water/snack booth along the run? If so, please email Colleen at jointhevillagecle@gmail.com

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