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Advocacy Alert - Call to Action

Postby bicyclist » Wed May 09, 2007 07:14 am

by bicyclist (123 Posts), Wed May 09, 2007 07:14 am

Good Morning!

Our goal today is for 5,000 personal invitations to go out to the friends and family of PF by midnight and to hit an email blast total of 10,000 personal email appeals by midnight Friday night. If you forward this to everyone you know or send a personal message to just one person, you will help us make a difference as a group. Please email the number of people you've contacted to me or post it in our WAT forum (not here please). If you need help or a sample message, let me know, I will be available most of today to help our volunteers make this happen. If there is no walk in your area, encourage friends and family to choose the Solo Walk option and walk with us Saturday or on a later date, where ever they may be. It is never too late to make a difference.

Consider sending a quick personal message to everyone you know encouraging them to support our PF walks. You will create awareness while asking for support of our National PF fundraiser whether people are able to give or not. Volunteers sending the WAT link to friends and family is the most effective way to generate donations (based on the "in honor of" and "in memory of" lines on our admin. accounting report).

Is one in 12 really okay? Think about how many women and babies we have lost while you read this message and consider making time to do this today. We need to stand up and make a statement for these women, babies, families and for ourselves. This can't wait. Give it your best shot! We need you.

Thanks for your help promoting the walks! Feel free to edit this message and make it your own. Please remember to be respectful of the contact information of others by using either the bcc line or other measures to protect confidentiality and prevent spam for those on your contact list.

Best regards,

Kathy Maguire
Director of Volunteer Development

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Every 6 minutes a woman dies because of Preeclampsia, formerly called toxemia. We lose three women a week in the U.S. and many, many more babies. Preeclampsia complicates pregnancies as often as breast cancer occurs and is the most common known cause of prematurity. If you know a pregnant woman, be sure that she and her family know the signs and symptoms. Signs & symptoms include high blood pressure; swelling of the hands, feet or face; protein in urine; sudden weight gain; headache; changes in vision; dizziness; and/or nausea.
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Re : Advocacy Alert - Call to Action

Postby bicyclist » Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 am

by bicyclist (123 Posts), Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 am

Have reports that by 9:30 a.m. personal appeal messages have already hit 375 mailboxes of the friends, family, neighbors and colleagues of several PF members!

10:24 update + 210 = 585 Total

5:42 update = 2,981 Total

We need your blast count in our 8:00 p.m. update! Help us hit 5,000 by 12:00 a.m.

Kathy
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Re : Advocacy Alert - Call to Action

Postby bicyclist » Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 pm

by bicyclist (123 Posts), Wed May 09, 2007 10:08 pm

10:57 p.m. Appeal update: +232 = 3213* Total

*posts above added to total

PF night owls, we're counting on you to get us up to 5,000 by midnight. Our WAT coordinators need your help more than ever tonight through midnight Friday. Tuck them in tonight with big smiles.



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Re : Advocacy Alert - Call to Action

Postby bicyclist » Thu May 10, 2007 11:27 am

by bicyclist (123 Posts), Thu May 10, 2007 11:27 am

11:13 a.m. Update: +100 = 3,413 *** Help us hit our goal of 5,000! ***

If you need help asking friends and family for support email me for a sample email to make yours. Postcards, snail mail letters and telephone calls work too. Several volunteers have reported sending postcards and adding notes to Mother's Day cards.

Best regards,

Kathy
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Re : Advocacy Alert - Call to Action

Postby bicyclist » Fri May 11, 2007 02:07 pm

by bicyclist (123 Posts), Fri May 11, 2007 02:07 pm

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3667 Help us create awareness and fund research!
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