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International Day of the Midwife: Walk for Midwives

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For International Day of the Midwife, join Horizons of Friendship and New Life Midwives in a 3km walk to raise funds to support Indigenous, traditional midwives in Totonicapán, Guatemala. Support their journey to provide essential health care for Indigenous women and children by committing to walk 3km with us on Saturday, May 5th at Victoria Park in Cobourg, ON.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Saturday, May 5th 2018

Location: Lion's Pavilion at Victoria Park, Cobourg, ON

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm (the walk will begin at 10:30am)

Registration fee: $10 per participant* (register below!)

Light snack and water to be provided!

*Children 12 and under participate for free!

REGISTRATION

After  submitting your registration information you may pay your registration fee online via a link below or pay at the event.

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If you would like to pay for your registration online please click here:

WHAT YOU'RE SUPPORTING

In Totonicapán, Guatemala, Indigenous, traditional midwives often walk two to three hours to reach their patients in the rural highlands. Day or night, rain or shine, they walk these long unmarked routes between communities to reach pregnant women and new mothers in need of health care. Traditional midwives are the most accessible and acceptable maternal and child health care providers for Indigenous families in rural Guatemala, attending 69% of births throughout the country. However, they still remain unrecognized and unpaid by the Public Health system despite the integral role they play in health care for the most marginalized population in the country. Horizons’ Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: Transforming Indigenous Lives” (MNCH) project seeks to provide more than 1,000 midwives throughout Totonicapán with education and equipment to enhance their service delivery while recognizing their cultural traditions and experience.

 A midwife walking the path she takes to reach her patients in the rural highlands of Guatemala.

A midwife walking the path she takes to reach her patients in the rural highlands of Guatemala.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Register for Horizons’ Walk for Midwives and help us raise funds to support educational opportunities and provide equipment and stipends for midwives (see registration at bottom of page).

Collecting pledges is encouraged; consider setting your own personal fundraising goal!

All contributors will receive a charitable tax receipt!

HOW FAR YOUR PLEDGE GOES

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$10*

Medical and delivery equipment for 1 midwife

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$25*

One year of educational workshops for 1 midwife

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$100*

One year of educational workshops for 4 midwives

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$250*

One year of stipends for 1 trainer midwife

*AMOUNT INDICATES HORIZONS’ MATCHING FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR YEAR THREE OF THE MNCH PROJECT. FOR EVERY $1 DONATED TO THE MNCH PROJECT, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA MATCHES $6!

 

ONLINE PLEDGES

You can ask your supporters to submit their online pledge via our DONATE PAGE or click through here (contributors fill out name of participant they are donating on behalf of):

IN PERSON PLEDGES

OR download your pledge form here:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT HANNAH @ hmatthews@horizons.ca or 905-372-5483 ext. 13