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Receive a Free Promise Walk T-Shirt!

January 12, 2018

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You can make a difference for those affected by preeclampsia!  Join our community and become a part of the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, a Preeclampsia Foundation signature event.  Your support makes it possible for us to provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, fund research, and improve healthcare practices.

Come out to a fun family-friendly event near you and walk with us!  Now through February 14th, 2018, if you register for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia and raise $100, you can qualify for a complimentary walk T-shirt!  Shirts can be picked up on walk day at the registration table.   Register at www.promisewalk.org.

Let’s make strides and deliver hope for mothers and their babies!

 

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Registration opens December 1st!

November 28, 2017

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These guys are ready, and so are we! The 2018 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia season officially opens for registration on Friday, December 1st, 2017!  Grab your family, your friends, your neighbors and form a walk team.  Let’s make this season the biggest yet in our efforts to bring awareness and raise funds to make strides and deliver hope to moms and their babies affected by preeclampsia.

Register at www.promisewalk.org – we can’t wait to see you there!

P.S. Even if there’s not an event near you, you can still form a team and join us virtually!

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Thank you for a fantastic season!

August 31, 2017

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Today is the last day of the 2017 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia season.  As I sit here in my office, I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.  The amount of time, effort, energy, and contributions that 3,700+ individuals put in to making these events successful nationwide both humbles and astounds me.  You are all making a world of difference to families, mothers, and babies affected by preeclampsia.  Since the inception of the walk in 2005, the Preeclampsia Foundation has now raised millions of dollars towards advancing research, providing patient education and support, raising awareness, and improving healthcare practices.

This season was particularly special to me as it was my first as National Events Manager. There are so many who helped and supported me in my transition into this position, and the patience, enthusiasm, and teamwork exhibited by the Walk Chairs and volunteers in each city was impressive.  Our volunteers are some of the most passionate and dedicated people I have ever encountered!  I personally think we have the best volunteers in the entirety of the non-profit world, and I appreciate all of you!

I need to say thank you as well to our national sponsors this year:  BabyCenter, NTD Labs, and Gestvision.  Your corporate leadership towards these walks helps the voices of our families to be heard!  And to our many local sponsors, you are making such a significant impact in your communities in the level of awareness we’ve achieved.  You truly are making strides and delivering hope!

To those that gave a financial contribution this year….your generosity is incredible.  Your dollars are literally saving lives of moms and babies and there’s nothing more invaluable than that.  And every dollar makes a difference.  Thank you so much!

Finally, to the participants, I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are out there walking…rain or shine, in the heat or cold…and you are being seen.  I’d also like to say: please, keep walking.  This effort seems like an uphill battle at times.  Maternal mortality is on the rise in the United States.  There’s so much more to do. But we all must put one foot in front of the other in order to keep moving forward.   We’ve got a lot of walking ahead of us.  As a team, we CAN put an end to preeclampsia. TOGETHER.

~Sara Gauthier, National Events Manager

 

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April Showers Contest: Win some awesome swag!

April 11, 2017

April showers bring May flowers!  We are super excited to announce our April Fundraising contest…for every $100 you raise on your individual fundraising page from now through Sunday, April 30th, you will be entered for the chance to win this adorable Promise Walk swag package:

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And because spring has us feeling a little sassy here in the home office, we’re offering not only one but TWO of these prize packages…so there’s double the chance for you to win! Winners will be announced on the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Facebook page on Friday, May 5th.  Good Luck and Happy Fundraising!

 

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No Promise Walk? No Problem! Issuing the Virtual Walk Challenge

March 9, 2017
Do you miss the Promise Walk in your community?
Wish there WAS a walk in your community?
Really care about supporting healthy moms and babies?

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Then you are needed for our Virtual Promise Walk Challenge!

This year, we are reaching out to anyone who doesn’t have a Promise Walk in their community with a call to action. The only way to get awareness started and fund life-saving research is to start with a small step.

So, we invite you to rise to the Challenge!

From NOW through May 31, we will be running a special contest for participants in the National Virtual Walk.

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Delivering Change: A Promise to the Future

February 22, 2017

Want an easy way to make a difference? Need a way to get your youngest participants involved?

Join us for the “2017 Delivering Change Challenge”!

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Here’s what you need to do!

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The 2017 Promise Walk Team Shirt is here!

January 19, 2017

We are incredibly excited to reveal the design of our 2017 Team Promise Walk for Preeclampsia T-shirt!

The 2017 design was created to symbolize how all of us come together to “Make Strides for Moms and Babies” to end preeclampsia through education and research. It also serves as a  reminder that heart health matters for preeclampsia survivors and their families!

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Let’s get those little feet moving! (Shirt shown in Heliconia pink, but is available in 14 different color options.)

 

Even more exciting is that these shirts are now available for purchase and team customization via a brand new ordering website by our partners at HeadsUp Apparel: http://headsupshirtshop.com/collections/the-promise-walk-for-preeclampsia

The shirts are $20 (plus shipping) with proceeds going right back to your local walk location when you order. Read the rest of this entry ?