Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Anne Phillips, with EMA Fund's Lara Croft's Womb Raiders!
March 22nd, 2014
Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon Page of the Week WINNER Anne Phillips, with the Bowl-a-Thon--er, Triathlon*--Team Lara Croft's Womb Raiders, for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund!
Anne Phillips is in her 4th year as a volunteer board member with the EMA Fund, and she knows exactly what it feels like to talk to someone at the end of her rope, someone who has already exhausted every last resource, called in every last favor, looked in every last corner as the clock ticks down. It's tough work:
"For someone facing an unwanted pregnancy, every week counts. Prices go up $100-200 after certain cut-off weeks, and for someone who's $100 short and has no health insurance, our grant is critical."
It's tough work, but Lara Croft's Womb Raiders are ON IT.
The EMA Fund negotiates with abortion providers for discounts, and helps their callers pay for bus or train tickets, childcare, and translation services. Lara Croft's Womb Raiders are not going to stand by and watch abortion rights get rolled back -- they're going to step up and fight back!
Anne wants you to join her -- and promises that "next time I'm on shift, taking calls from people who are literally at the end of their rope, I'll raise a virtual toast to you for helping them get the health care they need."
What's more: from Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23, every dollar you donate to help the EMA Fund's Bowl-a-Thon will be MATCHED, up to $5,000, to help the NEW El Paso-based abortion fund, the West Fund. The West Fund, along with the Lilith Fund, helps people in the literal Texas desert of abortion access. What could be better? Help out Lara Croft's Womb Raiders AND help out West Texans!
*Why a "triathlon"? No bowling alley in Boston would rent to the EMA Fund for their Bowl-a-Thon. But did that stop these fighters? Not a chance! EMA Fund holds a "triathlon" instead, complete with Wii bowling, karaoke, and board games!