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Get Involved in Quality Improvement
March 15, 2018
Get Involved in Quality Improvement

With rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the U.S., there has been an increased focus on improving quality in maternal health care. Recent studies have shown that 41 percent of maternal deaths were likely preventable, and this number has...

Can You Help Us Party with a Purpose?
September 20, 2016
Can You Help Us Party with a Purpose?

Are you a host or hostess with the mostest? Do you enjoy making a difference for a great cause? If you'd like to join the fun, we need your help! We're asking you to represent the Faces of Preeclampsia by hosting a Party with a Purpose at your home...

Why We Love Our Volunteers!
April 29, 2013
Why We Love Our Volunteers!

Many words come to mind when describing a volunteer: devoted, inspiring, passionate. But those words feel pale and generic when faced with the deep motivation and strength that makes up the members of the Preeclampsia Foundation's volunteer core. Vo...

Memorial Benefit for Reid Raises $7,250
April 04, 2013
Memorial Benefit for Reid Raises $7,250

It wasn't until my sister Rikki became pregnant with her first child that I understood the full meaning of pregnancy problems. She was 35, had Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease, and had difficulty becoming pregnant. She and her husband were l...

Where Would I be without the Preeclampsia Foundation?
January 10, 2013
Where Would I be without the Preeclampsia Foundation?

It is the time of year where I spend quite a bit of time reflecting. Since our son's angelversary was December 28th, it's natural to think not only of the past year, but also of the time our lives changed forever. It has been 7 years now since that d...

"We Hope You Like This Song" Lauds Unique Gifts Provided by 16-Year Friendship
October 31, 2012
"We Hope You Like This Song" Lauds Unique Gifts Provided by 16-Year Friendship

Shelly Bridgewater was 25 years young when she died in 2005 from preeclampsia. Her best friend, Bree Housley, wrote a book  about their unlikely friendship and the impact Shelly, "the social butterfly," had on her life. We Hope You Li...

2012 Promise Walk Season Reaches National "Stretch" Goal
July 02, 2012
2012 Promise Walk Season Reaches National "Stretch" Goal

Thirty-five volunteer-driven walks took place across the country, twelve of those in new cities, and the national fundraising goal of $400,000 was surpassed before the last walk took place.  "There were so many highlights and accomplishments th...

Young Survivor Wins 2012 T-shirt Design Contest
April 05, 2012
Young Survivor Wins 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

he Promise Walk for Preeclampsia means something unique to each participant across the country... but this year for one young preeclampsia survivor, it means getting to see her artwork impact thousands! Mya Detweiler, age 10, and her mother&nbs...

Advocacy at State Level Proves Fruitful
April 05, 2012
Advocacy at State Level Proves Fruitful

When you hear the word "advocacy," do images of marching on Washington, DC, flash through your mind?  While that is certainly one way of capturing attention from federal policymakers (and the local DC police!), there are other steps you can take...

Building a Successful Fundraising Team
March 06, 2012
Building a Successful Fundraising Team

In the words of 17th century English poet John Donne, "No man is an island"... and in the world of fundraising, this is doubly true. The incredible success of the Promise Walks each year is due in no small part to the ability of local walk coordinato...

Providers Bring "Promise" to the Promise Walk
November 17, 2011
Providers Bring "Promise" to the Promise Walk

Some of the most important participants at the Promise Walks for Preeclampsia are healthcare providers who come out to support the Foundation. Many are community physicians and nurses who treat preeclampsia on a regular basis. The Promise Walk is an...

2011 Promise Walk Season: Bigger and Better!
August 01, 2011
2011 Promise Walk Season: Bigger and Better!

This was the biggest year in Promise Walk history, with more walks, more participants, and the most funds ever raised! Promise Walks were held in 24 cities in 19 different states and raised more than $271,000 for the Preeclampsia...

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