Whether you're a captain or a fan/supporter, we're thrilled to have you! The money you raise will have a direct impact on the lives of our callers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you? The EMA Fundprovides people with financial counseling and with money for their abortions. We negotiate with abortion providers for discounts, and we help women pay for bus or train tickets, childcare, and translation services. We know that if you don’t have money, abortion might as well be illegal. For us, access to abortion is a matter of social justice, reproductive justice, economic justice, fairness, and human rights.The money you raise will help us keep those choices open and will have a direct impact on women's lives.
What is an EMA Triathlon? It's a fun way to raise a lot of money to ensure that the EMA Fund can continue to help women pay for abortions. Our "Triathlon" includes Wii Bowling, karaoke, and board games. The event also features a raffle with some truly fantastic prizes. Get ready for an evening of awesome.
How do I donate? Click on "Support a Bowler" (in our case, really a "Triathlete") and choose a participant or team to make a donation to and check out their personal fundraising page. Don't have a specific Triathlete you want to support? You can a) pick anyone, the money's all going to EMA! or b) click "Donate to the Event" to the left and make a general donation.
Will my donation be tax-deductible? Yes! The EMA Fund is a 501(c)3 organization, so all your donations will be tax-deductible.
Can I make or accept an offline donation? Sure! Keep track of any checks or other offline donations with this pledge form.
Can I participate even if I can't come to the event? Yes! While we'd love to have you, donors and even Triathletes aren't required to come to the event. Please don't let your busy schedule or geographic distance keep you from supporting EMA!
The site seems to be geared towards a “Bowl-a-thon.” What’s up with that? Despite our efforts, almost no bowling alley would host the EMA Fund! Some said that they didn't host groups who dealt with "controversial issues;" some refused us because of concerns over threats our group might pose to their "family business;" and one manager at a Cambridge bowling alley refused to host the EMA Fund because "I'm Catholic and I could never support a fundraiser for abortion." This reality is devastating! But it is also reason to charge forth to stand up for the work that we do, and to ensure that women don't get turned away like we were!
We promise that it'll be a fundraiser like no other! We'll be there with you every step of the way--fundraising, giving you helpful tips, encouraging you, and celebrating at a great event together.
There is nothing too small that you can do! Let's make this event a success!
Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Anyone who donates will get a little confirmation email thanking that person for donating to the “Bowl-a-Thon.” With the above explanation in mind, we weren't able to tailor our receipts to “triathlon” since we’re using a nationally-based site. We’ll still get the donations and appreciate your help.
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We're thrilled that this year's Triathlon will be emceed by Jessica Valenti! Jessica is the author of four books, most recently Why Have Kids: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness. She founded Feministing.com and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK) and The American Prospect. Check out Jessica's appearance on The Colbert Report here.
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At this year's event, we're so proud to honor Miriam Zoila Pérezfor her contributions to advance dialogues and frame feminist discussions through a reproductive justice lens. Miriam is the founder of Radical Doula, as well as former editor of Feministing.com. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, RH Reality Check, AlterNet, The American Prospect and she is a frequent contributor to ColorLines. Check out her TEDx talk, "Transforming Empathy."
Here are some of the awesome raffle prizes you can win at the event!
A subscription to BUST Magazine. With an attitude that is fierce and funny, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture.
Passes to the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Theatre Foundation, the Coolidge is one of the nation's most prominent independently operated movie theatres.
A signed copy of Lizz Winstead'sLizz Free or Die. Lizz Winstead is the co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and one of the founders of Air America Radio. She frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN and Comedy Central and has been named one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 Most Creative People.
'Unite' poster from 4000 Years for Choice. 4000 Years for Choice develops visual narratives about the practices of contraception and abortion from around the world for the past 4000 years.
A subscription to Ms. Magazine. Founded in 1972, Ms. was one of the first national magazines to make feminist voices and journalism available to a wide audience. Check out their Winter 2013 issue here.
A subscription to Bitch Magazine. Bitchis a quarterly non-profit magazine about pop culture, feminism and media criticism. Check out their most recent issue here.
A copy of the latest edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. OBOS provides clear, truthful information about health, sexuality and reproduction from a feminist prospective. Learn more about OBOS, also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, here.
3/25- Matching Weekend was a huge success! This weekend, we raised $5,000 for the EMA Fund, which will be matched for the New Orleans Abortion Fund, a brand new fund!
3/8- Keep earning those points, Triathletes! We've collected even more fantastic raffle prizes, including signed books from Gloria Feldt, a Ms. Magazine subscription and PPLM gift basket!
2/28- We're proud to be honoring Radical Doula founder and former Feministing.com editor Miriam Zoila Pérez at our event! Her contributions to advance reproductive justice dialogues make her the perfect honoree.
2/27- This year's raffle is full of great prizes! Signed books by Lizz Winstead, Katha Pollitt, a subscription to BUST Magazine. What are you gonna go for?
2/2- BIG NEWS! This year's Triathlon will be emceed by none other than brilliant author and feminist badass Jessica Valenti! The costume competition is gonna be fiercer than ever!
1/16- Mark your calendars! We've secured a date and a location! The 3rd annual EMA Fund Triathlon will be on April 25th!
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