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San Jose Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

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San Jose Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

The Preeclampsia Foundation is holding its fourth annual Promise Walk in San Jose at Santana Row Park on Saturday, May 3rd. The walk will raise awareness and funds for preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death.

San Jose, CA, March 07, 2014 --( Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, will be participating in and raising money for the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™. The annual event, which happens around the country to support innovative research and raise public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia, will be taking place in San Jose at Santana Row Park on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am.

The walk, a short length for families with children of all ages, will begin at Santana Row Park and wind through the streets of Santana Row. The walk will conclude with food provided by sponsors and activities for the kids.

The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, with the tagline “Making Strides, Delivering Hope,” makes a clear connection with the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation – a commitment to better outcomes for those whose lives have been or will be touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. That “promise” includes finding a cure, supporting families, and ensuring education and awareness for all pregnant women.

“We are delighted with the enthusiasm our volunteers have demonstrated for The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia this year,” said Preeclampsia Foundation Director of Community Relations Laney Poye. “We are very excited to continue the momentum in 2014, since we know that greater awareness and knowledge results in healthier birth outcomes.”

For the city of San Jose, this will be the fourth year they have produced a walk, attracting an unprecedented number of walkers, supporters with the goal of raising $20,000 toward helping women and their infants who suffer from the devastating effects of preeclampsia.

“May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month, deliberately chosen to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend,” explained Executive Director Eleni Tsigas. “Almost 300,000 women each year are affected by preeclampsia, with approximately 25 percent of those resulting in serious adverse outcomes to either mother, baby or both.”

Visit for specific information about the San Jose Promise Walk and other walks around the nation. Registration is available online. Non-walkers are encouraged to support other individuals or teams to help meet San Jose's fundraising goals. Those interested in forming teams or participating individually are urged to register at the Promise Walk website, though walk-up registrations will be accepted at each of the sites.
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