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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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Join us for a Thunderclap for World Preeclampsia Day on May 22, 2017!

May 10, 2017

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May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month here in the United States, but this year, the Preeclampsia Foundation is pleased to cosponsor the first-ever World Preeclampsia Day with @BabyCenter, Ending Eclampsia/USAID, ISSHP & PRE-EMPT.   Let’s make our message heard worldwide by joining our Thunderclap on May 22 at 8am Eastern Standard Time!

What’s a Thunderclap you ask???   Social media is an easy way to say something, but it’s a difficult way to be heard. A Thunderclap is the first-ever crowdspeaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.  When the “thunder” strikes, a single message is mass-shared by everyone who joined, flash mob-style, so it rises above the noise of your social networks and spreads awareness quickly.

JOIN IN AND SHARE: http://thndr.me/NvxqmB #worldpreeclampsiaday

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Meet our Director of Development, Sean Farrell

May 5, 2017

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The Preeclampsia Foundation is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team – Director of Development, Sean Farrell. With over a decade of experience in fundraising, program management, and community investment initiatives, Sean’s primary focus is growing a culture of philanthropy with current and prospective donors, board members, volunteers, and survivors across the country.

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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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Want to be thanked with some awesome items?

April 7, 2017

We are incredibly excited to announce the new 2017 Promise Walk Recognition Program! This year, we have a great set of awesome items to thank YOU for all you do to support the mission of preeclampsia education and awareness.

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Team Conner Walks in the Bay Area to Inform Others of Preeclampsia

April 4, 2017

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Lisa Gadsby and her team, Team Conner, walk in memory of her son at the San Francisco Bay Area Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.  Her hopes are that by raising awareness, others can be more informed about the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia.

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Team L2HK Raises Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome Awareness in Chicago

March 28, 2017

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Nikki Woodbury and her team, Team L2HK, walk (and even run!) in Chicago to raise awareness for Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome.  Nikki and her sister-in-law, Vanessa Ronowski, are the Co-Coordinators of the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in Chicago this year.

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