Call for Action May 8th, 2018

**SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS MOTHER'S DAY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE!***

Dear SolSunners! We are excited to once again partner with Circle of Health International to raise much-needed money. In honor of Mother's Day, we are seeking to raise funds to support the maternal health of women of color in America. Please consider making a donation on behalf of your own mother, a mother that you know, or a mother you might never know, but who needs support.

OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL IS $5,250. This number represents the number of women in May in the U.S. who will experience extreme pregnancy-related complications requiring medical interventions.

Black mothers in the U.S. die at 3x the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health. Put another way, a black woman is 22% more likely to die from heart disease than a white woman, 71% more likely to perish from cervical cancer, and 243% more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes.

ALL of the money raised will go directly to local, women-led community partners who will use it to purchase and distribute supplies (prenatal vitamins; contraception; WOC doula training) to their communities. COHI is an experienced organization who has built many trusting community partnerships.

THANK YOU!