November 2017

Here are some ways you're making an impact!
Is there a Promise Walk for Preeclampsia near you?
We're excited to present our 2018 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia communities! Website registration will open on December 1 so save the date and stay tuned! Contact National Events Manager Sara Gauthier at or 800.665.9341 with any questions.

Abingdon, VA
Albany, NY  
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX  
Beaufort, SC
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Central & Northern NJ
Champaign, IL
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbia, SC
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Green Bay, WI
Greenville/Upstate, SC
Hampton Roads, VA
Hershey, PA
Indianapolis, IN
Kansas City, MO
Lehigh Valley, PA
Lincoln, NE
Long Island, NY
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Miami, FL (VIRTUAL FOR 2018)
New Orleans, LA (VIRTUAL FOR 2018)
New York City, NY (VIRTUAL FOR 2018)
North Central Florida
Ogden/Salt Lake, UT
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA & South NJ
Pittsburgh, PA
Raleigh, NC
Sacramento, CA
San Francisco Bay area, CA
Sarasota, FL
Space Coast, FL
Washington, DC
A preeclampsia survivor's story -- six years later
When Gabrielle Benitez experienced preeclampsia six years ago, at the
age of 20, it took her and her family completely by surprise -- as it so often does. Today Gabrielle is seeking help from a therapist for the mental health issues she still suffers due to her complicated pregnancy and delivery. 

"My experience with preeclampsia did not end after delivery," said Gabrielle. "It is still affecting me six years later. I know I cannot be the only one who suffers mentally from the effects of this disease. My hope with sharing my story is that other women can come forward with me and make mental healthcare for those affected by preeclampsia a priority."
Preeclampsia Foundation partners with NIH to launch PregSource to better understand pregnancy
We're honored to receive the NICHD Director's Award with other partners for participating in the PregSource Implementation Team! Shown here with the Preeclampsia Foundation's CEO Eleni Tsigas (second from right) are (from left) the NICHD's Stephanie Archer, Paul Williams, Dr. Cathy Spong (back center), Dr. Caroline Signore (front center) and Director Dr. Diana Bianchi.
Last week the Preeclampsia Foundation was awarded the Director's Award on behalf of Dr. Diana Bianchi, Director of the  Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Preeclampsia Foundation was selected to receive the honor because of its participation as a partner agency in PregSource, a crowdsourcing research project that aims to improve knowledge of pregnancy by collecting information directly from pregnant women.
The National Institutes of Health recently launched PregSource to explore the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and labor and delivery, and identify distinct challenges faced by subgroups of women, such as those with physical disabilities. By offering a more comprehensive picture of the pregnancy experience -- from normal pregnancies to those complicated by disease or other factors -- PregSource promises to inform strategies for improving maternal care in the United States.
Meeting the challenges of measuring and preventing maternal mortality in the US
Join the CDC for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds to learn about efforts to analyze and prevent future maternal deaths. Hear Preeclampsia Foundation CEO Eleni Tsigas and other speakers discuss the effects maternal deaths have on the family and on the community.

Tuesday, November 14
1 to 2 pm ET

The session is open to the public and will be live-streamed.
Federal employees can support the Foundation through annual CFC campaign!
If you're a federal employee, please give to the Preeclampsia Foundation during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season that runs now through December 15. 

Use CFC #99819 to designate your contribution to the Preeclampsia Foundation. Thank you for your support!