PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

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Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by jenniferf » Thu Mar 27, 2008 05:59 am

Molly,
I was in Alpha Sigma Tau(AST) in college. One of my sorority sisters is an advisor for a chapter out in York. I'm going away for a long weekend and won't be back until Mon night so I'll touch base with her in a couple of days and see what she can do.

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by molly419 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 02:10 am

Hi Kelly,

I am so happy that you will be heading up the walk this year! :) I enjoyed meeting you at the Harrisburg WAT.

I figured that it would be worthwhile to post a couple ideas that I had for this years WAT, so that others could view them and also encourage local members to post ideas or help.

As you remember, Dr. Repke (who is on the PF medical board) participated at the Harrisburg WAT. It would be great to get him on board again. Not only did he talk at the WAT, but he also passed out brochures at his offices and had hospital personal attend.

To round up walkers, it would be great this year if we could have a sorority from a local college participate in the walk. Does anyone have connections? Also there is a group called "Moms in Motion" that participates in non-profit walks/runs to support the cause. I know that there is a local Harrisburg/York/Lancaster group that we could approach.

I hope this helps

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by kllicari » Sat Mar 22, 2008 04:41 am

Greetings All!
I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself, and to tell you how excited I am to be chairing the Walk-a-Thon in Pennsylvania.

My name is Kelly, and both of my pregnancies were affected by Preeclampsia. My daughter Mackenzie arrived a mere 4 weeks early, via vaginal delivery, after 3 1/2 weeks of bedrest, thanks to the knowledge and care that I received. The disease came on sooner with my son Jacob, and very quickly. The results were much different. This time, there was only 3 1/2 DAYS between onset and an emergency c-section delivery that was too late. It was then that I become determined to learn everything that I could about this disease. I share my story not just with every pregnant woman that I meet, but also with everyone who KNOWS a pregnant woman. I feel some consolation each time that my story motivates a pregnant woman to seek treatment sooner rather than later when she starts to exhibit signs of PE, and potentially saves a life (I know of at least 2 so far!)

While each one of us can share out story individually, and can educate a small group of people, I truly believe that by working together, we can tell the world about this disease, and, with enough money for research, can find a CURE.

To that end, I am honored to be involved in this event, and look forward to making our voices heard. Even if you can't attend the walk itself or dedicate a lot of time, there are lots of things that can be done from where you are, and we'd love to have you with us. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to offer your help. My email address is KLLicari@comcast.net.

Thanks to you all, and I look forward to an amazing Walk!

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by rosemary » Wed Mar 19, 2008 09:13 am

Dawn...that would be great. I think I might be able to make the walk. It would be wonderful to meet you gals!!

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by jenniferf » Wed Mar 19, 2008 08:15 am

I'm in for the call!

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by Dawn D » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:56 am

it's just for us here in Pennsylvania so EST and we plan to be done no later than 8 pm to avoid conflict with putting kiddies to bed ;-)

Hope you can join in!

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by catherine » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:20 am

Quick question... 7 pm whose time?

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by molly419 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 07:50 am

Thanks Rosemary!

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by Dawn D » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:39 am

I think Kelly is trying to secure something over the next couple days....she's waiting to hear back about City Island or something central PA.

Re : PA WALK-A-THN planning call this week

Post by rosemary » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:00 am

Dawn - where are you planning (location) to walk?

And Molly...what a lovely new avatar...I love your longer hair! You are gorgeous!!

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