The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

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The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby kara » Sat Sep 12, 2009 01:45 am

Hi Everyone,

The PF would like to give the Annual Walk-a-thon's a new meaningful and catchy name/title/slogan.

We all know about the "Marc.h for B.abies", and "Rac.e for the C.ure", and even "Saving Grace: A Night of Hope".

All you creative types, and not so creative types, please put your heads together and think about this one. Our Walk-a-thon's are the second largest fundraiser for th PF, our life blood, so to speak. We need something fitting, meanigful and memorable. Our tshirts currently say: "Taking Steps to Raise Awareness".

One member suggested:

Steps against Preeclampsia
Pace out Preeclampsia
Strides Against Preeclampsia

You may post ideas on this thread, or email me privately: Kara.Boeldt@preeclampsia.org

Thank you!
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby kara » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:02 pm

A few more suggestions from members are:

"Walks to Remember"
"Baby Steps"
"Walk and Crawl"

This task is hugely essential to increasing donations and ultimately funding the Preeclampsia Foundations programs - such as THIS FORUM, providing grants for research into the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, championing research and awareness at different levels of government, and much, much more.

THANK YOU!!!
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby ckthomas05 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:58 am

Step up! Step out! For mom and babies.
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby ckthomas05 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:59 am

Step up! Step out! For mom and babies.
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby blznbec » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:48 am

Here are the suggestions that have come in recently from family, friends and the CA members:

(FOOT PRINTS)WE WALK(FOOT PRINTS)
TO REMEMBER THOSE LOST
TO SAVE THOSE YET BORN


Big steps for baby steps.

Miracle Babies

Tiny Steps, Big Differences or Tiny Steps Make Big Differences

Steps Against Preeclampsia

HELLP for Pre-E (since HELLP and Pre-E are dual causes)

Pumped for Pre-e (or Preeclampsia)

Don't wanna see Pre-E

Swift Preeclamsia Survivors

Stomp out Preeclampsia (two suggestions from two different people)

Curing Preeclampsia…one step at a time

My thoughts are this. Most everyone I tell my Preeclampsia story to has no idea what it is. Including women how are pregnant or already had a baby. When a T-shirt says "Race for the cure" you immediately think "cure for what"? Or "Taking steps to raise awareness"..awareness of what? It's not about the walk it's about getting people to understand that PE is out there and killing women. So why not just beg people to research it....?

So how about "You Can't Prevent Preeclampsia" Now doesn't that make you want to google it?
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby panguitch02 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 04:29 pm

Becky,

I like the Hellp PE combo, so here are a few more:


HELLP Stomp Preeclampsia

HELLP-full Strides Against Preeclamspia

Steps to HELLP Cure Preeclampsia
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby denise » Sat Sep 19, 2009 08:17 pm

Here's what I came up with the other day.

Strides Against Preeclampsia
A Healthy Pregnancy
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies
Every 6 Minutes (from the every 6 minutes a mother and her baby face PE complications)
Know Your Numbers (relating to protein and BP)
Each/Every Visit (urging women to have their BP and urine checked each/every visit)
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby jmom08 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 01:31 am

Here's what we came up with so far:
- We like the basic “__th Annual Preeclampsia Walk”
- or with the HELLP combo, maybe “HELLP Prevent Preeclampsia: Walk for a Cure”
- I also like the idea of using the statistics (like 1 in 12 pregnancies, or # of deaths either worldwide or in the U.S. over a year or past X years) in either the name or somewhere else on the posters/shirts. People I talk to are almost always surprised to hear how many pregnancies preeclampsia affects, and the numbers seem to have an impact. I'm having trouble thinking of other ways to work them into the name (unless maybe "1 in 12: The __th Annual Preeclampsia Walk" or something like that?). Maybe the walk info could lead with a couple of attention grabbing facts/numbers, followed by a basic title?

Will keep trying to think of others!
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby kara » Sun Sep 20, 2009 02:31 am

Keep them coming ladies. Love the great ideas! The more ideas we have to work with, the better the outcome will be.
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Re : The PF Walk-a-thons need a new name. Can you help?

Postby jamie w » Sun Sep 20, 2009 02:28 pm

I really like Denise's idea of "Every 6 Minutes"
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