The countdown to The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia continues with teams and individuals scrambling to secure the most donations. This month we celebrate our top three teams: Scuderia Reyes (San Diego),
Cooper Landon Barnett (San Jose), and Team "Down with BP" (Chicago), all with over $1,000 raised so far!
The top three individuals are giving the teams some stiff competition. Lisa Bloch (San Jose) has already brought in over $1,000 and Sarah Scott (Raleigh) and Stephan Pollitt (San Jose) are already over $500. With a little over a month to go for some of the walks, turn on the heat!
When you register for a Promise Walk and raise funds as an individual or as a team, you are rewarded for your efforts with a Promise Walk ribbon magnet, key chain or hat as you reach certain fundraising levels, but those rewards can turn into much more "rewarding" prizes when they help you initiate a conversation about the Promise Walk and the Preeclampsia Foundation. Each one of the awareness-raising items encourages questions from people you meet, opens the door to share your personal story or why you are committed to this important cause, and lets other survivors and supporters know that there is an organization changing the lives of mothers and their babies and catalyzing research to find the cause and cure.
Director of Operations Angela Little explained, "These are much more than key chains - they are a physical, tangible reminder of our promises to ourselves, to our families, loved ones, and to our communities around us. The Promise Star key chains themselves will have the words "Promise Walk" stamped in them, but the purpose of the star is much more than just something to hang on a key chain - it is a symbol of a promise."