Miles for Mothers

Miles for Mothers Remix 2020: Fight the Spread of COVID-19 Globally!

Join Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, in fighting COVID-19 across the world in this year’s global Miles for Mothers Remix. This virtual event will help keep health care workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 safe while they prevent and contain outbreaks of COVID-19, and help moms and their families living in countries that were already experiencing crises before the COVID-19 pandemic, such as severe shortages of health care workers and lifesaving medical equipment, high maternal mortality rates, unreliable stocks of essential medicines, poor access to health facilities, lack of electricity and civil unrest.

Our goal is to raise $34,000 to help stop the pandemic in its tracks and save lives among the world’s most at-risk populations. Join us by walking, running, donating or fundraising to keep health care workers, moms and their families safe!

Miles for Mothers 2020

Miles for Mothers, 2019
Miles for Mothers, 2019

Marvelous Miss Maple

Last year, Dan and I ran the 5K in the Baltimore Running Festival to raise money for Miles for Mothers with Jhpiego. With a shared love for running, we were excited to run for a cause, joining the Miles for Mothers Team in raising money for medical equipment in South Sudan. As part of our fundraising, we had promised -- or least Dan had promised -- that if we exceeded our fundraising goal, we would get a poodle puppy. Well, we followed through and were excited to welcome Maple, an apricot standard poodle, to our small family in May.

This year, Miles for Mothers looks a bit different. The Baltimore Running Festival will be virtual -- though the running will still be real! Due to the more virtual nature of the event, Miles for Mothers is going global, welcoming Jhpiego colleagues and fundraisers around the globe. As the global community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jhpigeo is focusing the Miles for Mothers campaign on personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthworkers around the globe who continue to battle the pandemic -- emphasizing the importance of access to PPE and education on effective use of PPE. These materials include things like:

  • Medical grade masks (including N95s)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Surgical gowns
  • Safety goggles
  • Cloth masks
  • Hand sanitizer

We are excited to run to support Miles for Mothers, Jhpiego, and frontline healthworkers who are leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How You Can Help

Support Miles for Mothers Remix by running or walking your distance on your own “course” and at your own pace from October 17-25, 2020. You can register as a runner or walker, or donate directly to support Miles for Mothers Remix! Create your own fundraiser to encourage your friends, family and community to help make a difference.

100% of all gifts will go directly to buying lifesaving supplies and providing education on the use of personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as:

Participation Options

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South Sudan