$400,000 and a Few Miles To Go…January 19, 2012
Planning for the 2012 Promise Walks for Preeclampsia around the country officially started a few months ago. While walk coordinators work out their budgets, solicit sponsors and get the word out for registrations and donations, the Preeclampsia Foundation is working behind the scenes on how funds raised during 2012 can best be spent.
Last year was a record year for the Promise Walks raising over $300,000. With more than 30 walk locations lined up for this year, 2012 looks to be even stronger and even more work can be done toward the mission of education, research and support.
This year, $400,000 could:
• Support and sustain the start of a patient registry and bio-bank for storing DNA samples, making it a viable tool for researchers studying the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
• Provide additional Continuing Education classes for health care providers across the country
• Help us develop our Heart Health campaign alongside partners such as the American Heart Association and WomenHeart, helping to educate women of the critical association between preeclampsia and heart disease later in life
Plus…our walks, headed entirely by volunteers, are funded 100% by donations and registrations.
Given all that we can do together this year, make sure you are a part of this. Register for a walk near you, encourage friends and family to both walk with you and donate, or help your local walk coordinator with preparations. Not a walk near you? Contact the Foundation to see what walk coordinator you might be able to help remotely, or register for a walk as a virtual walker and solicit donations to support your choice of walk locations.
With your support, we’ll reach that $400,000 and get closer to a world where preeclampsia is a footnote in pregnancy books, something not only curable, but preventable.
Registration is open…what are you waiting for???