Whether you participated in a Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™, shared our 7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman Should Know video and other educational material, or joined one of our Twitter chats, you honored our Preeclampsia Pledge - and thousands more expectant and new moms now know the symptoms and are spreading the word! Special thanks to all of you, our dedicated partners listed below, and to our elected officials for your ongoing commitment to the cause.
Funds Raised at Promise Walks
We have officially hit our national fundraising goal of $440,000! Throughout May, the Preeclampsia Foundation hosted Promise Walks in 38 cities across the country as well as a virtual event. Events this year feature guest speakers, appearances by media personalities, free blood pressure screenings, silent auctions, raffles, family activities, and memorial events. (See examples of Promise Walks in the News
Our sincere appreciation goes to our Promise Walk coordinators and the hundreds of participants and supporters who share our mission.
Know the Symptoms
Spread the Word
Our new "7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman Should Know" video - was viewed over 6,000 times in English and 500 times in Spanish. We and our partners also highlighted symptom-specific information in multiple blogs and articles as a result of awareness survey findings announced
on May 6.
We enjoyed local, regional, and national media coverage
, and we provided social media tools that allowed you and your friends to extend important messages about preeclampsia's impact on moms and babies, as well as long-term heart health.
By sharing our most popular Facebook posts in May, you helped us educate 8x more people in one month about preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and eclampsia.
This education will also continue in new ways in Florida. Their Department of Health read about our education efforts during Preeclampsia Awareness Month and asked to share our 7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman Should Know English and Spanish videos on its website. That's definitely spreading the word!
We sincerely appreciate our partners for their ongoing support of a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies. Much of Preeclampsia Awareness Month's success is due to these wonderful organizations!
- American Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
- American College of Nurse-Midwives
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Heart Association Go Red For Women
- California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative
- Every Mother Counts
- Happy Family Organic Superfoods
- Lamaze International
- March of Dimes
- National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (Text4Baby)
- Perkin Elmer Labs
- Pregnancy Magazine
- rEVO Biologics
- Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation
- Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
Still More to Do
Even though Preeclampsia Awareness Month is over, it's never too late for you to learn the symptoms of preeclampsia and spread the word. If you haven't already, please share the 7 Symptoms Every Pregnant Woman Should Know video so expectant and new moms have the information they need for healthy pregnancies!