Sweat in Solidarity is this year's virtual edition of Partner in Health's annual Strides in Solidarity fundraiser. Students from the University of Florida, University of Miami, and the University of South Florida have come together to fundraise to build the Maternal Center of Excellence in Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, women have a 1 in 20 lifetime risk of dying from a maternal cause.
All donations from the event will go toward PIH to establish the Maternal Center of Excellence (MCOE) in rural Kono District, Sierra Leone to provide high-quality care to women and families who need it most, build local health capacity for sustained impact, and create a blueprint for scaling proven interventions in women's health around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a social justice organization driven by the uncompromising belief that everyone, especially those most in need, deserves quality health care. The PIH Engage network of volunteer community organizers is well on its way to raising $100,000 for the MCOE. This amount can ensure crucial diagnostic capacity, including HIV and pre-eclampsia screening, for patients of the MCOE.
PIH has been hosting live, virtual group fitness classes this week, including interval training, hip-hop fitness, Zumba, yoga, and more.
Sweat in Solidarity will be culminating with a virtual 5k on this Saturday, May 22. At that time, all participants will walk or run to demonstrate their solidarity with community health workers who walk each day to serve their patients and their community.