We walk to save lives…
Awareness can lead to timely diagnosis and more diligent health care.
In most cases, if a woman and her doctors realize she has preeclampsia, and it is close to her due date, the baby can be delivered with relatively few problems to either mom or baby.
But sometimes – by some estimates, in about 25% of the cases – serious complications can occur. Preeclampsia affects the mother’s kidneys, liver, brain and other vital organs and can lead to seizures, bleeding in the brain, organ failure, and even death. The baby may suffer from the effects of being born too early, have growth restriction—or may die.
We also now know that women who have had severe preeclampsia go on—at much higher rates than the average woman—to have heart disease and other long-term health issues.
You can read more about preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy on our website.
We walk to find a cause and a cure…
No one knows yet what causes preeclampsia. There are no definite ways to prevent it. Nor is there a cure. But through research and the efforts of families and those affected, we are making progress. We have a better understanding today than we had even 10 years ago.
Those of us who have survived or lost a loved one to preeclampsia have promised not to remain unchanged by the experience, but to do all we can to make a difference for others. The Preeclampsia Foundation is making strides and delivering hope—and the Promise Walk is a big part of that.
We walk with you…
When you participate in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, you are taking meaningful strides to save mothers and babies during the most important time in their shared lives, and helping to ensure good health for the rest of their life’s journey. Help us deliver hope today and fulfill our promise to deliver a cure for tomorrow.
The money you raise supports the educational programs of the Preeclampsia Foundation that help moms get the information they need for the healthiest pregnancy outcomes. It also funds research and catalyzes new researchers to embrace this important field of study.
Every stride brings us closer to ensuring healthy pregnancies for all women, and delivers hope to millions of families around the world.