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2018 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Canada - Ottawa

Preeclampsia Foundation Canada

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The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ is the single most important fundraising initiative for Preeclampsia Foundation Canada that supports our mission to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy through patient education, public awareness and research.

These walks are more than a fundraiser; they are events that bring together a community of people who have been affected by these disorders, to make connections, and to demonstrate the support of donors, sponsors, local media, community partners, and corporate sponsors, so those affected know they are not alone. It is also a place to honour those we have lost and to make a real stride towards ending preeclampsia!

We are thrilled to be hosting our second annual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Canada in 2018! The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia began in 2005 by our sister organization, the Preeclampsia Foundation. It has raised over $1.8 million dollars to fund research and improve health care practices globally. 

Preeclampsia affects 5-8% of all pregnancies and approximately 10 million mothers will develop preeclampsia across the world each year, yet according to the World Health Organization (WHO), preeclampsia is one of the least funded areas of research. We need your help to realize our vision of a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies. Please join us! 

Register for a walk at the top of this page or donate today by following the prompts below. Registration for all Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Canada events is FREE. We encourage you to start your team today!

Event Details:

Ottawa, ON

DATE: Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Location: Terry Fox Athletic Facility, 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N4

Timeline of events: 

8:30-9am     Registration
                   Resource Fair Opens
9:00am        Welcoming remarks: Christine McNair
                   Dr Sylvie Girard
                   Dr Shannon Bainbridge (Placenta Lab)
9:20am        Warm up with Esther América Danse
10:15am      Moment of Silence
10:30am      Prize Draw 
10:45-11am Closing remarks
11:00-12pm Take down
The Painted Pixie will be offering free face painting from 8:30-1030 am, for the young or young-at-heart!
*Resource fair to the include information tables from the Placenta Lab, the Ottawa Heart Institute, In the Moment with Jen, Esther América Danse, and more. Also pickup table for the HELLP syndrome fundraiser for Preeclampsia Foundation Canada:

Walk Chair: Christine   E-mail:

Special Thanks to our generous Sponsors:
Breathe In Photography
In The Moment With Jen
Stella Luna Gelato
National Capital Doulas
Mama Mobile Massage
Seed to Sausage
Esther America Dance
Comet Comics


VIRTUAL WALK - No walk near you? Not able to attend a walk in person? Register as a participant under the Virtual Walk location to still participate and make an impact! You can create a team or join individually. You may want to set a fundraising goal and pledge to walk a certain amount of km's locally in honour of all those affected by preeclampsia each year. SHARE your fundraising campaign on social media and help make strides towards ending preeclampsia today! Please use the following tags: #VirtualPromiseWalk and #PromiseWalk2018.

DATE: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Location and timing to be determined by you!

Want more information about a walk near you? E-mail the Lead Walk Chair: 


Preeclampsia Foundation Canada was incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Organizations Act in May 2015. Charity BN/Registration # 82296 8566 RR0001