Chicago 2017: Running For Premature Babies.

Chicago 2017: Running For Premature Babies,
For the Best Start in Life: Let’s run and talk about Prematurity

Fundación Mexicana de Prevención y Salud Materna A.C. (Mujer México)

Health

Our story

My name is Daniel Aguinaga and I’ve been running seriously for the last 5 years; when I was a teenager I also ran, but as a maximum in 10K races. In 2011, I decided I really needed to have a change in my life-style and went back to running which brought me to run a first half-marathon and then a marathon. Since then, I have completed a total of 10 marathons, one in the spring and one in the autumn. The impact of this in my life has been great: I’ve lost more than 25 Kg and changed my health condition completely and my perspective about many things.

On October 8th, I will be running my 11th consecutive marathon at the Chicago 2017 Marathon, it will be a special one as I will complete the 6 major marathons of the world. Something I would have never thought to be possible! I want to make it a more meaningful run and I believe the best way to achieve it is through fundraising.

Some of you know that my nephew Liam was born prematurely on week 31 and he spent 5 weeks in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Today he is an incredible 7 year old boy and we as a family are thankful for that every day.  My niece Mei was also born prematurely on week 24 and unfortunately, she passed away after 24 hours of being with us.  We will always have her in our hearts and she is an important part of our family. Because of this I chose Prematurity as the cause I want to run for.

In Mexico, there is not much information on prematurity and there is only one organization truly devoted to this cause: it was founded by my friend Jessica after the passing of her baby twins Andres and Vicente Andres who were born on week 26. Together with a friend, she created Con Amor Venceras, A.C., an NGO in Mexico focused on prematurity, which works alongside Mujer Mexico.

 

Fundraising Goal

I wish to raise 3,500 USD to help them in the initial growth of the organization and we really want to use this fundraising to create more awareness regarding prematurity in Mexico and internationally. Every donation you can make, no matter the amount, can truly make a difference and will be greatly appreciated.

If you are donating in honor of a particular preemie baby, please add in your donation message the name of the baby, I will make sure to run with all the names.

Please also share either the social media post or the link that will appear after your donation, so more people will know and we will get the support and impact we are looking to achieve.

Prematurity in Mexico

– More than 150,000 premature babies are born every year according to official statistics.

– The average daily cost of medical expenses for a premature baby are $2,000 USD per day, not to mention the cost borne by the parents as some or both must stop working to remain in the NICU for the care of their baby.

– In 2014 more than 25,000 children died in Mexico before reaching one year of age, the great majority of these losses were the result of a premature birth. These deaths can be considered as the result of inequality, since not all babies have access to “good birth” or quality medical services for their neonatal care. They are not even guaranteed the right to fight for their lives, as they do not have provisions that require their attention regardless of gestational age or weight and this decision is made at the discretion of health centers.

Many of these deaths and subsequent disabilities are preventable with proper attention.

 

About Con Amor Vencerás

Con Amor Vencerás was founded as a nonprofit in 2011 and aims to represent, empower and raise the voice of premature babies and their families in Latin America.  The name means “With Love you will Succeed, first things first”, and reflects our belief that the role of parents in preterm birth prevention is the first thing to achieve a healthy birth. Globally, but more in developing countries there are all too many opportunities to improve maternal health, diminish neonatal deaths, and enhance the quality of life of preemie babies, their families and society.

Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/Con-Amor-Venceras

 

About Mujer México

Fundación Mexicana de Prevención y Salud Materna A.C. (Mujer México) seeks to be a platform for social communication that allows us to raise awareness of maternal and perinatal health in Mexico and the world, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Objective 3 of the agenda 2030.

One of our main objectives is to raise awareness in Mexico about the importance of prevention, timely and quality care to the mother and her child. It is essential to create alliances that allow us to continue articulating and reinforcing efforts together with universities, leaders, government and legislators to achieve better and greater results.

Mujer Mexico also is a policy advocate in public health for the prevention of maternal, fetal and perinatal death due to preeclampsia, hemorrhaging, promotion of the benefits of breastfeeding in Mexico for the mother and child.




Updates

09/01/2017

So far we have reached 46% of our 3,500 USD and it has been around 552 kilometers of training.



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Javier Montero D

Mucha suerte Dani y felicidades por apoyar esta causa!

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AUREA PAOLA MIRANDA ZAMARRIPA

PORQUE SE LO IMPORTANTE QUE ES ESTA CAUSA PARA TI TU FAMILIA, MUCHO ÉXITO SIEMPRE

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Alicia Caballero Villalpando

La vida siempre es la mejor causa!

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Felicidades Daniel por esta gran iniciativa, que haga que otras organizaciones apoyen este esfuerzo de concientización y prevención. Mi admiración, Melanie PD.

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Con mucho amor de Abu. Edna Gallegos de Aguinaga

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Anonymous

Ánimo, suerte en la carrera!

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Julie Therrien

Con todo nuestro cariño. Julie, Hector & Loic

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Exito! Francisco Torres.

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Felicidades Dany por esta loable labor. Dios te siga bendiciendo en gran manera. Claudia Canales

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Heather A Blahnik

Gracias Daniel por hacer esto! Corre para Sofia y para todos los bebes prematuros

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Alejandra Bustinzar Rubio

#runforprematurity2017 Runner: Daniel Aguiñaga.

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Suerte! Rocío Canal

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Suerte

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Odette Muñoz

Felicidades por participar en esa gran causa. ¡Suerte!

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Fernanda Valencia

Suerte Dany!

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Anonymous

No hay mejor causa que la de los inocentes

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Roberto Varillas Lopez

I wish you all the best with this project.

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Ryan Peden

All the best! Happy to help the cause.

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L C Benn

Really proud of your Daniel

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RICARDO CABELLO LAZZERI

Mucha suerte!!!!

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P ARABELA RANGEL BERBERA

Con todo por esos bebitos!

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GIOVANI ENRIQUE NAAR FONTALVO

Siempre dará gusto apoyar una iniciativa tan noble. Espero se sobrepase la meta. Abrazo!

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Anonymous

Congratulations...!! =)

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MGJ van der Hulst

Good luck Daniel!

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Anonymous

Thank you

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Roberto Ucero

Adelante Daniel !

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Patricia Adriana Rea Collazo

Daniel, felicidades por la iniciativa. Sin duda es un tema muy importante. Estoy segura que el esfuerzo traerá muchas oportunidades para los bebés y sus familias.

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Andres Galeana

¡Mucho éxito en esta gran empresa Daniel! Eres un ejemplo para muchos de nosotros y me da mucho gusto que abanderes estas causas y nos sumes a ellas. Abrazo

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PATRICIA VELAZQUEZ

FELICIDADES Y GRACIAS POR DARNOS LA OPORTUNIDAD DE PARTICIPAR

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Paulina Guerra M

Mucha suerte Dani!

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Susana Ferrando

Mucha suerte en el maraton querido Daniel.

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Gabriel Camarena Lopez

Qué gran causa! Jessica y tú saben que personalmente nos sentimos involucrados y los apoyamos.

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JAVIER DE LA CALLE PARDO

He sido testigo de tu cambio de estilo de vida, como tú mismo lo dices, y sin duda eres un gran ejemplo para mi, y para muchos. Te felicito por esta iniciativa. Estoy cierto que será un éxito.

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Jose Luis Lopez Espinosa

Felicidades!

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Maria Teresa Abdala

Muchas Felicidades Daniel por apoyar corriendo a tu familia y tanta gente.

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Con mucho amor por todos nuestros nietos, siempre tendremos en nuestros corazones a Mei.

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Daniel Aguinaga Gallegos

Contributing to your cause.

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Jorge Pavel Hernandez Zarate

Keep on going!

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Lorena C Vazquez Chapa

Gran labor, gran causa y gran equipo!

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ROGELIO CARRANDI NEGRETE

GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLO CON NOSOTROS DANIEL

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Edna Aguinaga

Gracias Dany por este esfuerzo tan increíble! Yo espero con todo mi corazón que esto ayude a que otras mamás y otras familias no tengan que pasar por lo que pasamos.. Estoy segura que en el cielo Mei esta dando las gracias por este esfuerzo tuyo y de Jess! Gracias!

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Maria MAncisidor

Vamos con todo! No me quiero imaginar el dolor de perder a un recién nacido. Abrazo para tu familia.

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  • Daniel Aguinaga

    Muchas gracias!!!