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Promise Walk Raises Preeclampsia Awareness

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A Promise Walk participant's t-shirt shows that she is ready to raise Preeclampsia awareness. Credits: Carolyn Ann Ryan
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OAK RIDGE, NJ- Last Sunday May 19th, 2013, the Preeclampsia Foundation raised awareness with its annual "Promise Walk for Preeclampsia-Cranford", a 5K walk in Oak Ridge Park, NJ. Despite rainy conditions, 354 people took part in the walk and raised over $48,000 for the Preeclampsia foundation.

Event  photographer Carolyn Ann Ryan of Fanwood learned from other Preeclampsia survivors and those who lost children about their feelings. Ryan was touched by her friends' stories and was happy and heartbroken by some of them.

Over 5-8% of child births and 300,000 pregnant women have been impacted by Preeclampsia. Over 1,400 women die of Preeclampsia each day.

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Out of the 354 participants in the Promise Walk, some participants included Preeclampsia survivors and their families, including event organizer Stephanie Steiner and her daughter thirteen year old daughter

“It was my goal for us to raise an incredible amount of awareness of this condition and help save the lives of moms and babies through education and research for a cause and cure,” said Steiner.

"After listening to the stories of the speakers at the walk, I hope to continue to help the Preeclampsia foundation by spreading awareness and assisting in their fundraising goals" Ryan stated. She also feels that further research must be done to understand the causes of Preeclampsia and how it can be prevented.

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