MELBOURNE, Florida., August 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Preeclampsia survivors and their supporters will take to the streets in an effort to Saturday August 27, part of the third annual Promise Walk Wherever event sponsored by the Preeclampsia Foundation. At each stage, participants will make progress and bring hope by raising awareness and fueling research into preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder affecting more than 300,000 pregnancies in the United States each year.
Promise Walk Wherever allows participants across the country to walk or run at their own pace anywhere on Saturday.
“This is a great opportunity for families affected by preeclampsia and our supporters to connect virtually, especially those who don’t have a local Promise Walk event in their area,” said the CEO of the Preeclampsia Foundation. Eleni Z. Tsigas.
Many families, like the captains of the Promise Walk Wherever team Jay and Mary Korey, first came to the Preeclampsia Foundation community after the disorder caused tragedy during their pregnancies. “When our daughter Riley was stillborn at 36 weeks, we discovered preeclampsia the hard way, like many others do,” Jay Korey said.
Now he and his wife, along with their children Timothy and Alana, are walking in memory of Riley. They also participate to give hope to other families who may be dealing with preeclampsia. “Please join us at this year’s Promise Walk Wherever and our team, Questions from Rileyfor all the dads holding on after preeclampsia,” he said.
For more information on Promise Walk Wherever and to register for the event, log on to https://bit.ly/PromiseWalkWherever2022. Participants are also encouraged to post videos or photos of their walks on the Preeclampsia Foundation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PreeclampsiaFoundation.
About the Preeclampsia Foundation
The Preeclampsia Foundation is a United States-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000 to improve outcomes for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by educating, supporting and engaging the community, improving health care and finding a cure. We envision a world where preeclampsia and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders no longer threaten the lives of mothers and babies. For more information, visit www.preeclampsia.org.
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SOURCE Preeclampsia Foundation