2018 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Canada - Ottawa
Preeclampsia Foundation Canada
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!
DATE: Sunday, May 6th, 2018
Location: Terry Fox Athletic Facility, 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N4
Timeline of events:
8:30-9am RegistrationResource Fair Opens9:00am Welcoming remarks: Christine McNairDr Sylvie GirardDr Shannon Bainbridge (Placenta Lab)9:20am Warm up with Esther América Danse10:15am Moment of Silence10:30am Prize Draw10:45-11am Closing remarks11:00-12pm Take down
The Painted Pixie will be offering free face painting from 8:30-1030 am, for the young or young-at-heart!
Walk Chair: Christine E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Thanks to our generous Sponsors:Breathe In PhotographyIn The Moment With JenStella Luna GelatoNational Capital DoulasMama Mobile MassageSeed to SausageEsther America DanceComet 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: email@example.com
Preeclampsia Foundation Canada was incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Organizations Act in May 2015. Charity BN/Registration # 82296 8566 RR0001