An International Movement in Celebration of Mothers.

Mother’s Day Weekend May 7-8, 2016

Click on the Mother’s Day Walk, Steps to Deliver Change logo directly above, to visit the Walk 2016 event web site

About the Walk

Every year we take a day to celebrate our mothers. What better way to say “I love you mom,” than to participate in a charity event that will save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable mothers and their children!

Save the Mothers is hosting a 5 km Mother’s Day Walk in communities around the world to raise awareness and support to improve maternal and child health in the developing world. It is open to participants of all ages (those under 16 must have a parent authorize their participation).

Walk Locations:

Bedford, TX
Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
Dundas, ON
Georgetown, ON
Jamestown, NY
Kleinburg, ON
London, ON
North Toronto Christian School, Toronto, ON
Owen Sound, ON
Pittsburgh, PA
Santa Barbara, CA
St. Jacobs, ON
Stoney Creek, ON
Stratford, ON
Whitby, Ont.

netWALK: Too far from one of our other Walk locations to participate in a community-based Walk? We’ve got the answer for you! Join our netWALK team, and register to walk a 5K distance on your own. Walk it on a treadmill, at the track at your local gym, or around your neighbourhood. Wherever you are, you can “Take Steps to Deliver Change” through the netWALK!

Why we’re walking

Nearly every 90 seconds a woman dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. These are preventable deaths and they result in a growing number of orphans, whose lives are also at risk. We believe that by saving a mother from preventable death, we are saving the person most likely to ensure the care, education and health of the next generation. Women, especially in Africa, are also major contributors to the local economy.

Improving maternal health was one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the international community in 2000. Under MDG5, countries committed to reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Sadly this goal was not achieved. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. SDG 5 focuses on achieving gender equality.

The high number of maternal deaths in some areas of the world reflects inequities in access to health services, and highlights the gap between rich and poor. Almost all maternal deaths (99%) occur in developing countries. More than half of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

Where do the donations go?

STM’s Student Scholarship Program: Most of our students cannot afford the cost of travel, accommodation and tuition. Your investment equips them to learn and spread life-saving information in their communities across East Africa.

Adopt–a–Hospital: $10,000 will help four hospitals meet the standards of care for safe childbirth. That includes everything from mattresses to running water to medicines.

Faculty Compensation – our East African Academic Faculty make sacrifices in order to give their time and expertise to our program. Their wages are below industry standards in Uganda.

Community OutreachesSTM students and volunteers make trips throughout the semester to reach out to rural communities, schools and medical clinics.

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Participant's WaiverEvery walker is required to complete and submit this waiver form.
Off-Line Pledge FormAll fundraising can be done online. However this form will enable you to accept donations in person.
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