Stepping into the role of Orange County Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Coordinator this year is Jennifer Carney. Jennifer is no stranger to the Preeclampsia Foundation and has volunteered in a variety of roles from assistance on the Communications team to helping to review Pregnancy books for their inclusion and discussion of preeclampsia.
Like many involved with the Foundation, Jennifer herself is a survivor. She suffered eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and found herself looking for answers. She has supported the March of Dimes as well as the HELLP Syndrome Society which was later folded into the Preeclampsia Foundation. At that point, Jennifer decided it was time to really get involved.
Looking to build on past years in Orange County, the walk will be at the same location at Bill Barber Park in Irvine as last year. Jennifer also plans to include an expert panel discussion at the conclusion of the walk as was held last year.
She points out that the Orange County walk is really a regional walk with registrants coming from LA and Orange Counties as well as the Inland Empire. It’s also a different weekend than the San Diego walk, so Southern Cal residents can feel free to support both walks!
Registration for the Orange County Promise Walk on May 18th is now open. You can register at www.promisewalk.org/orangecounty.