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Preeclampsia Awareness Evening Set for October in Chicago

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Preeclampsia Foundation has marked Saturday, October 24, 2009, for Saving Grace: A Night of Hope, its 5th annual dinner and program benefiting the Preeclampsia Foundation. The theme for this year’s event, which will be held in Chicago, Illinois, is “Celebrating Our Voices, Remembering Our Stories,” highlighting stories of hope, courage and inspiration – storytelling with a purpose.

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) established in the year 2000 to fund and drive research, raise public and professional awareness, and provide support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Preeclampsia affects 5%-8% of all pregnancies and can be fatal to mother and/or baby.


WHAT: Saving Grace: A Night of Hope: 5th annual dinner and program to benefit the Preeclampsia Foundation
WHO: 1) Award-winning veteran Chicago broadcaster Sylvia Ewing to host
   
  2) Dr. Michael Wolf, Director, Center for Communication in Healthcare Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to highlight the impact of health literacy efforts on patient outcomes
   
  3) Honorees include Dr. James Martin, University of Mississippi, recipient of the Hope Award for Lifetime Achievement; John & Brenda Warner, The Chairman’s Hope Award; and two deserving researchers who will receive $50,000 in grant funding from the Preeclampsia Foundation
   
WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2009
6 - 7 pm - Cocktail Reception
7 - 10 pm - Dinner, Program and Live Auction
   
WHERE: Renaissance Chicago Hotel 1 Wacker Place Chicago, Illinois 60601
   
TICKETS: $150/per person and can be purchased online at www.preeclampsia.org
   

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) established in the year 2000 to fund and drive research, raise public and professional awareness, and provide support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Preeclampsia affects 5%-8% of all pregnancies and can be fatal to mother and/or baby.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO INQUIRE ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
www.preeclampsia.org or contact Jill Siegel at (773) 301-7023 / jill.siegel@preeclampsia.org

 

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