Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Successful Promise Walk!

 As many of you know, I have spent the last 8 months coordinating the first Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in 5 years for the Indianapolis area.  With the help of my fabulously supportive husband (Mr. T) and a new friend, Jessica, the 3 of us pulled it off.  We had approximately 40 people walk and raise over $5500.00 to help in the education and research of Preeclampsia.  This has truly been one of my biggest accomplishments in my life.... outside of birth!  It feels good to know that I personally completed such a large undertaking, but most importantly we are helping raise awareness about this life threatening and devastating disease.
 Can you believe that every 6 minutes in the US, a mom and her baby face life threatening consequences from preeclampsia?  And many don't even know what it is!

In case you don't know what it is.....Thousands of women and babies die or get very sick each year from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Preeclampsia and related disorders such as HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby. For more detailed information, please visist: www.
  • Thank you again to everyone that came out, supported us and help raise funds. 
  • Thank you to our sponsors, Reachmore and Kohl's!
  • Thank you to the following for their In-Kind donations to support the walk or our silent auction: Marsh Supermarkets, Panera Bread, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Healing Touch of Central Indiana, Steve's Bunk Beds and More, The Pauper's Castle, Indy Boot Camps, Indy Fit Kids, Gold Medal Personal Training, Indy Fit Seniors, Pin Heads Bowling, Incredible Pizza, DiCarlo's Italian Kitchen, Primrose Schools.
A big thank you to the following family members.  We could not have pulled this off without you.  My sister-in-law, my mother-in-law, Jessica's mom and husband. An extra special THANK YOU to Jill our Chicago Walk Coordinator and Kathy one of our board members, for making the long trek to Indy just to help out.  Another EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Kohl's Ladies.  You were a tremendous help!  Thank you again to all of our walkers and donors!  We look forward to another successful walk next year!  Won't you please join us!

Now, enjoy some pics from our event!
My family
The FABULOUS Kohl's Ladies
My Mother-In-Law, Daughter and Niece
Jessica, Me and Jill from Chicago
Some participants
Jessica and me speaking

My wonder husband, Mr. T and my daughter

Jessica and her family
Jill, Jeff and their daughter

Susan her her family.  Susan coordinated the VERY first walk in Indy back in 2006.  She was great moral support.  Thanks Susan!

My exhausted daughter.

My fabulously helpful sister-in-law and my niece.  She was the sitter of the day!  Thanks for all your help.
Jessica's mom and son. Thanks for all her help!

Memorial Quit.  Remembering those that have not been as fortunate as we were.  We were very honored to be able to display this at our walk.


  1. What a great cause. Thanks for sharing the info and for the beautiful photos.

  2. Thank you Rosemary! This is near and dear to my heart since I suffered from severe postpartum preeclampsia with my daughter. I pray that we find a cure for this physically and emotionally devastating disease.


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