Check in for Charity – September 2017

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We started Check-In for Charity to help support the many local charitable organizations that are near and dear to our members. We want to be able to give back and get the entire community involved in the process. Our community is the backbone of O’Hare CrossFit and we are here to support you!

How It Works
Each month we will select a new local charity based on a member recommendation. Members then need to check-in to OCF on Facebook at every visit. We will then donate $1 for every check-in to a different local charity each month. (Donations will be limited to $500 per month)

Charity for September 2017

Member – Ayesha Akhtar

Every two minutes, worldwide, 1 woman dies during childbirth, and 98% of those deaths are preventable. To raise awareness of maternal mortality, I run for Every Mother Counts, an organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns dedicated to reducing maternal mortality worldwide. With education, awareness, supplies, and even transportation, we can drastically reduce this public health epidemic. This cause is so close to my heart.

I had two pregnancies, and even though I delivered at one of the best women’s hospitals in Chicago, both ended up in complication. Were it not for the access I had to midwives and a great medical team, I may not have been lucky. I will run the Chicago Marathon (again) proudly wearing the EMC jersey! You can support this cause by using the FREE Charity Miles app on your phone and donate your walking or running miles to EMC!

For more information or to recommend a charitable organization, contact Rocio at rocio@oharecrossfit.com.