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Preeclampsia awareness event will honor infant

Postby caryn » Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:41 pm

by caryn (10131 Posts), Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:41 pm

The couple began the walk to try and bring awareness to the signs of preeclampsia, a high-blood pressure condition in pregnant mothers that puts both mother and baby at risk.

Unfortunately the only cure for the condition is to give birth to the baby, whether it's at 20 weeks development or 40 weeks development.


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailycourier/news/mountainarea/s_639170.html

This walk was today -- how'd it go? (Last year's was spectacular. I wanted to be there this year, but got into town at 1 am last night with a bad clutch... sorry!)


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Re : Preeclampsia awareness event will honor infant

Postby kara » Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:46 pm

by kara (6614 Posts), Sat Aug 22, 2009 08:46 pm

I am anxiously awaiting word from Chrissy!! I'm sure it was fabulous. She was expecting a large turn-out.
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Re : Preeclampsia awareness event will honor infant

Postby Dawn D » Sat Aug 22, 2009 09:28 pm

by Dawn D (504 Posts), Sat Aug 22, 2009 09:28 pm

I'm sure it was a wonderful and touching event!

I was unable to attend since I went to the hockey fundraiser, but the efforts of the Keller family are truly inspiring! It's so great to see this media coverage too!




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Re : Preeclampsia awareness event will honor infant

Postby emmasdaddy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:05 pm

by emmasdaddy (54 Posts), Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:05 pm

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, etc.

As for yesterday we had wonderful weather (I put my request in with a little girl upstairs). Anyway, we do not have our final count finished yet but we had around 130 people. We believe we raised around $4500 but we have not tallied all the expenses yet. Also, we know of a few donations coming in. We are guessing we will be close to the same numbers from last year.

We already have some new ideas for next year's walk on Aug. 21, 2010.

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Re : Preeclampsia awareness event will honor infant

Postby kara » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 pm

by kara (6614 Posts), Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 pm

CONGRATS!! I'm so glad you had good weather and a fab turnout. You guys are making SUCH a difference. All our walk coordinators are! And what a lovely way to honor your Emma.

Thank you!
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