April 21, 2015
By Kim Graham-Nye
My first half marathon in Tanzania last month was beyond awesome – and it had very little to do with running. Of course the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro was spectacular. Of course the folks I was running with were inspirational, not just Christy Turlington Burns and the EMC crew, but the entire running team who raised over $170,000. But my reason for falling in love with running for Every Mother Counts is simple: it just FEELS AWESOME.
Let me be more specific.
Every Mother Counts is working to create awareness around the shocking statistics that one women dies every 2 minutes around the world from pregnancy and childbirth and that 98% of these deaths are preventable. My running helps them achieve that goal. Result: my small involvement is making a difference, which makes me feel, well… awesome.
Continue reading We run for Every Mother Counts. Will you?
February 27, 2015
As I write this post, I am sitting on a plane en route to Kilimanjaro. I am catching my breath from the whirlwind of the last few weeks and find I’m pinching myself that this is actually happening. Every Mother Counts, g, Tanzania. These aren’t random pieces of a marketing strategy or socially responsible programs that were chosen by focus groups. This is the manifestation of people, issues and places that I have been passionate about my entire life.
Continue reading g and EMC: the beginning
February 12, 2015
Just like our babies who seem to grow up so fast, our little company is also growing up. That’s right, we are 10 this year. That big milestone into double digits that says we aren’t so little anymore.
Continue reading g10: g is for growing up…
February 7, 2015
by Kim Graham-Nye, gDiapers co-founder
Two physical activities that should not happen simultaneously:
Being in labor. Walking up to 26 miles.
I couldn’t imagine walking across the living room when I was in labor, so the idea of having to walking up to 26 miles to seek emergency care in that physical and mental state is beyond comprehension. Yet this is the reality for countless women around the world in medically underserved regions. Even more alarming is that a woman dies every 2 minutes due to complications around pregnancy and birth, and astonishingly 98% of those deaths are preventable. When our son Fynn learned about these facts, he summed it up perfectly by saying, “If they are preventable, then WE HAVE TO help prevent them.” And I couldn’t agree more.
Continue reading Every Mother Counts: Running for maternal health
January 12, 2015
January 8th was quite the day. For fans of Elvis, it was his birthday. If the cheeseburgers hadn’t claimed him, he would have been 80. At gDiapers, we celebrated another very special birthday: the very first day on planet earth for Scarlet Irene. She is Jill’s, one of our fabulous investors, very first granddaughter. Jill has eight kids so we suspect there will be many more grandkids for her. But with the birth of Scarlet, Jill and Jimmy added Grandma and Grandpa to their long list of titles.
Continue reading g is for Grandma & Grandpa