by kara (6614 Posts), Fri Jan 09, 2009 03:11 pm
Hi Holly and others,
I encourage you to contact our Executive Director, Eleni Tzigas, at Eleni.Tzigas@preeclampsia.org with your ideas, or our Director of Operations who also organizes our volunteer needs, Renee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your willingness to raise awareness. The PF has its toes in alot of places, research, awareness, fundraising, government, etc, etc. There is always a lot going on behind the scenes.
An undertaking of this enormity on behalf of the Preeclampsia Foundation needs to be discussed with our ED and possibly approved by our Board of Directors. That goes for fundraising activities as well, to protect our not-for-profit status (and other legal issues), and to be sure that the Foundations image is preserved properly.
I do know that similar shows and other news outlets have been contacted in the past. Please do email Eleni or Renee about your ideas and perhaps you can get something rolling.
Another great way to increase awareness and fundraise (so the PF can keep moving its mission forward) is to consider hosting an Awareness Walk in your local area. The more States (and Countries) that we have hosting this type of event, the more likely we are to be able to get National attention, from sponsors for funding, as well as attention from Government officials and thus awareness and funding.