Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day – You Did It!

We had our most successful Mother’s Day campaign yet, raising over $100,000 more than last year! This success was due in part to a matching gift challenge offered by a generous donor during the last few days of the campaign. This year, a generous donor stepped forward to offer a Mother’s Day match up to…

Mother’s Day Video: Sarah’s Story [3:45]

This Mother’s Day is a special one for Sarah. Sarah Omega, our communications officer in Eldoret, Kenya, is a fistula survivor and maternal health advocate. Raped at the age of 19, she endured a lengthy obstructed labor and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. She also developed a fistula. Thinking treatment was impossible, she lived…

This Mother’s Day, Let’s Commit To Saving 3.3 Million Moms

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post and explores ways in which developing countries are making great strides, and planning to do even better, to improve mothers’ chances of surviving and thriving. It highlights the global increase in skilled birth attendants and how they can help prevent the occurrence of obstetric fistula.   By…

Girls' Globe

Girls Globe: My Mother’s Day Gift

This post originally appeared in Girls’ Globe. By Elisa Gambino In the spring of 2013, my husband, Neal Broffman, and I visited Gondar University Hospital in Ethiopia with partners Fistula Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. We interviewed and filmed the work that they are supporting to treat women suffering from obstetric fistula, an injury caused by prolonged, obstructed…

Supporter Spotlight
Denise Alden & Bombshell

Supporter Spotlight: Denise Alden & Bombshell Fashionista Denise Alden is the owner of Bombshell, a boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota that caters to women of style and substance who wear sizes 14 to 24. For the past several years, Denise has organized a campaign around Mother’s Day to educate customers about obstetric fistula and encourage shoppers…

Supporter Spotlight
Mothers’ Day Movement

    The Mothers’ Day Movement began with a small group of women who were inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. After learning how much was spent annually in the United States on Mother’s Day celebrations for items like flowers, cards…