This is an all out call for volunteers! So you know--we are running this organization on a shoestring budget and have a massive mission in front of us. Over 6 Million women every year get preeclampsia in the world with it being a leading cause of women and their babies dying during pregnancy. Our budget last year was under $100K...
We really need people who can take on pieces of the work so we can keep this going and really make a difference.
It is great to see some fundraisers getting started, lots of chapters, and this great message board. If you write me--don't feel I am putting you off--I have over 3300 emails in my in box--and I am sure that some things are falling through the cracks.
What we need includes:
Graphic Design help for brochures (using our current style as a starting place)
Copywriters for brochures (using our current style and using some of the website language as a starting place)
Conversion of files to PDF for the website (for brochures, a newsletter)
A newsletter editor
People who can speak to the press in their home town about their experience (must be willing to represent the foundation and remember to speak as a patient--not as an authority on the disease but as an authority about your experience!)
People who know people! (We really need those!)
Do you know someone famous who had this? Jada Pinkett Smith, Jane Seymour, Deborah Norville, Laura Bush, Wendy Wasserstein, the Mayor of Baltimore's wife, the wife of the owner of the Washington Redskins?, other famous people--or famous in your area...
Do you know someone who is a reporter with PEOPLE, Oprah, a major newspaper, a popular women's magazine, a good tv show?
Women and Men to spread the word--make noise--nag the local press.
We need a buzz. The number one reason women in the US die from this disease is misdiagnosis. We can prevent those deaths now but stepping up our efforts and working together.
If you have a local chapter starting--jump in. We can't do it all--but together we can do a whole lot more than was done for us.
Thanks so much. This is your organization. Make it make a difference!