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Powell Family Makes Strides for Atlanta-Metro Walk

May 22, 2015

The pregnancy story of 2015 Atlanta, GA Promise Walk Mission Family Buddy and Brittney Powell begins much like any other: excitement and anticipation for their coming baby! Unfortunately for Brittney, her pregnancy took a difficult turn. Here is their story in Buddy’s own words:

Brittney_birth_announcementSnow Jam 2014 brought more than just the excitement of snow… we were going to be parents! Although we could hardly contain our excitement of becoming parents, we decided to wait until we were twelve weeks to share our news with our family and friends.

The beginning of our pregnancy was a breeze! We sailed right through the first five months with no morning sickness or any signs of what was to come in our future. Unfortunately, the “smooth sailing” ended during week 26 of our pregnancy. During a routine check-up, Brittney’s blood pressure was elevated, which caused a great concern among her group of Ob doctors. After a few hours of being monitored at the hospital, Brittney was sent home… but not for long! Read the rest of this entry »

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Norris Family Raises Awareness for Kansas City, Missouri

May 20, 2015

baby_norrisOne of the most important parts of any Promise Walk event is the survivor story. Today we get to meet Lindsay and Camden Norris of Team Harrison in Kansas City (www.promisewalk.org/KansasCity) the 2015 Mission Family. Lindsay was only 30 weeks pregnant when severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome threatened her life and the life of her unborn son Harrison.

1. How have you and your family been involved with the Preeclampsia Foundation?
We have been involved with the Preeclampsia Foundation these last two years through participation, and this year in the role of mission family, with The Promise Walk of Kansas City. We so enjoy being a part of this amazing event to help support the Preeclampsia Foundation’s mission and to connect with other local families who have been affected by Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. Through sharing our story and helping to spread awareness about these diseases- we can help save lives of other mommies and babies. Being a part of that has been the best medicine of all!
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7 Walks this weekend in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas

May 14, 2015

walkers_groupWe need YOUR support to make strides for moms and babies! Go register or donate to one of these six awesome events coming up on May 16 and 17!

Chicago, Illinois

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Location:  Busse Woods Forest South (Groves 5 -16), Elk Grove Village, IL
Time: 9:00 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Chicago

Cranford, New Jersey

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Location:  Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ
Time: 10:00 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Cranford

Gainesville, Florida

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location:  Westside Park, Gainesville, FL
Time: 8:00 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Gainesville

Houston, Texas

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location:MacGregor Park – 5225 Calhoun Road
Time: 8:00 am

Raleigh, North Carolina

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location:  EAST CLAYTON COMMUNITY PARK – 1774 Glen Laurel Rd., Clayton, NC 27520
Time: 9:00 am

San Diego, California

Date: Sunday May 17, 2015
Location:  Ski Beach North- Mission Bay, 3300 Ingraham Street, 92109
Time: 8:45 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/SanDiego

Space Coast, Florida

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Location:  The Avenue Viera, Viera, FL (Central Park area)
Time: 7:30 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/SpaceCoast

 

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6 Walks events this weekend in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin

May 7, 2015

Hispanic_familyWe need YOUR support to make strides for moms and babies! Go register or donate to one of these six awesome events coming up on May 9!

Abingdon, Virginia

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Farmer’s Market Pavilion, Abingdon, VA
Time: 4:30pm-8pm
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Abingdon

Dallas, Texas

Date:  Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Gussie Field Watterworth Park, Farmer’s Branch, TX
Time: 8:30am-12:00am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Dallas

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Derry Twp Parks & Recreation Pavilion, 605 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Time: 10:00am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Hershey

Jacksonville, Florida

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Huffman Boulevard Park, 2775 Huffman Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Time: 8:45am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Jacksonville

Miami/South Florida

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th Street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Time: 8:30am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Miami

Richland Center, Wisconsin

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Krouskop Park, Richland Center, WI
Time: 10:30 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/RichlandCenter
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6 Walks Events this weekend in Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Carolina, Colorado & Louisiana

April 29, 2015

110915-4688We need YOUR support to make strides for moms and babies! Go register or donate to one of these six awesome events coming up on May 2 and 3!

Birmingham, Alabama

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Orr Park, Park Drive, Montevallo, AL
Time: 10am-1pm
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Birmingham

Columbia, South Carolina

Date:  Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Community Park of Irmo, 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo, South Carolina 29063
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Columbia

Denver, Colorado

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Location: City Park Denver
Time: 7:45 am – 11:00 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Denver

Lehigh Valley (Easton), Pennsylvania

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Forks Township Community Park, 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, PA
Time: Noon
Register at www.promisewalk.org/LehighValley

New Orleans, Louisiana

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Location: Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Time: 8:30 am to noon
Register at www.promisewalk.org/NOLA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (South New Jersey)

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Location: Challenge Grove Park, 101 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey at Jake’s Place Playground
Time: 8:30 am
Register at www.promisewalk.org/Philadelphia
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Join our Kickoff to Preeclampsia Awareness Month Party and Win Great Prizes!

April 22, 2015

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When: Thursday, April 30th 9 pm – 10 pm ET

Where: on Twitter with hashtag #PreAM15

RSVP at: Bit.ly/PreAM15 or post in the comments to let us know you are coming!

Just compose tweets using the hashtag and RT the content from @preeclampsia and our co-hosts, @WorldMomsBlog and @Finnegan_Hughes.

There will be four AWESOME prize giveaways from our partners at The Baby Box Co (@TheBabyBoxCo), Happy Family Organic Superfoods (@HappyFamily), Udderly Smooth (@UdderlySmooth) and a Promise Walk for Preeclampsia (@PromiseWalk) merchandise. All you have to do is participate!

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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2015 Incentives Are Here!

April 7, 2015

Although we know that you “make strides and deliver hope” because you care about saving the lives of moms and babies, it is also a GREAT feeling to know that you’ve earned something for all the hard work you do as a fundraiser for the Preeclampsia Foundation. For 2015, we are unveiling some really cool new awareness merchandise that you can earn EXCLUSIVELY as an individual fundraiser for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. Register early and start asking friends and family now to hit your individual fundraising goals!

Incentive items are awarded on the basis of your individual fundraising total, and you can pick up incentive items earned RIGHT at your local Promise Walk location on walk day at the registration or merchandise table. Be sure to check out the other great awareness merchandise that will be available for sale on the day of your walk!

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