When Becky Sloan went into code blue seizures shortly after arriving in the hospital emergency room she had little knowledge of preeclampsia. She also had no idea that she shortly would become more than a new mother…she was about to dive head first into driving awareness of preeclampsia.
In 2007, Becky took on the role of coordinator for the San Diego Promise Walk. She later went on to add the National Walk Director responsibilities, and this year she has overseen the inclusion of ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) into our Promise Walks. ACOG is holding their annual conference in San Diego and has chosen the Preeclampsia Foundation and the San Diego walk as their charity event.
Whatever Becky is doing must be working…two current walk coordinators, Meredith Drews in Orange County, CA and Autumn Spear in Seattle, WA first came to the Preeclampsia Foundation via attendance at the San Diego Promise Walk. Jenette Zecena also first got involved with the Foundation through the San Diego walk. Jenette now holds an annual softball tournament in memory of her son. Jenette and her husband are also this year’s featured personal story of preeclampsia at the San Diego Promise Walk.
Becky’s dedication and passion hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Foundation supporters either. At last year’s Saving Grace Gala, Becky was named Volunteer of the Year for her dedication to our mission. Although honored to be recognized by the Foundation, Becky’s hope for this year’s walk and the coming years is for more local recognition and participation by the medical community.
Included in the event, this Sunday, May 6th are speakers, fun family activities and of course, the walk. Registration is still open at www.promisewalk.org/sandiego or register at the event. For more questions, contact Becky at email@example.com.