5 kilometers: the minimum distance she would have to walk to the nearest hospital to give birth safely in rural Ghana. That’s 5 kilometers she has to walk in labor in hot, unyielding sun in dry season or torrential storms in rainy season. But who is “she”? She is not just one woman; she is the multitude of women who have given birth on the side of the road walking to seek medical care. She is the woman who has had 9 children and never once received postnatal care. She is the woman who fears for her unborn baby’s life but has no way of getting to the care they need.
She also needs you. Step into her shoes to run or walk that distance so that the next laboring mother won’t have to. This July, save lives one step at a time with Okoa's Virtual 5k, In Her Shoes. By joining the Okoa community around the world in this charity walk/run, you can help communities that struggle to access critical maternal care from a lack of emergency transport. With an individual registration you'll provide 10 ambulance rides to families in need of healthcare. You can join a team to fundraise for a durable, life saving Okoa ambulance that will go to a community in need. Sign up today and help provide over 10,000 people with access to emergency care by signing up to reach our goal of funding 5 ambulances.