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Maine Climb Out - Team Southern Maine

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Amanda Edgar via Crowdrise
June 08, 2015

12 days until we #ClimbOut to raise awareness for #maternalmentalhealth & #PPD. FMI follow or find a climb near you via @postpartumprog!  See more

BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

EVENT: Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2015

Team Southern Maine

THE STORY:

When: June 20, 2015

Where: Baxter Boulevard, Portland, Maine

{Meet at the parking lot near the playground}

Time: 10:00am

Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness™ is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery.

Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org) We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Saturday, June 20th. Mark your calendars!

Amanda's Story: In 2005 I gave birth to two (count 'em, two!) super healthy little chicks and wow, did it rock my world!  Back then there wasn't the social networking like there is today (joy!) and I felt completely unprepared for - and had never been never warned about - the impact of what I found out 12 weeks after the twinsies were born was called POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION/ANXIETY.  It had a name? What?!  

So what I found out after trips to the ER for chest pains/numbness in my arms, after sleepless nights thinking something terrible was going to happen to my family, after I lost 15lbs from not eating more than a bite of bananas for weeks ("You look great for just having had twins!"), after having to stop breast-feeding because of significant dehydration, I found out I wasn't making it all up. It was real and I needed help.  I got that help and now want to make sure EVERY mom gets screened and gets help for PPD! Please join our fundraiser for moms, babies and families everywhere!!!!

PS-You don't necessarily have to climb a mountain, by the way, to join in.

You can ride a mountain bike on a trail.
You can do a nature walk.
You can hike a mountain trail or walk along the beach. You can stand outside  and let the sun shine on your face.

No matter what you do, we still call it your Climb, because it is a symbol of your climb out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, whether you are a long-time survivor or someone who is still climbing or someone who cares about the health of pregnant and new moms.

Help us raise money so that we can continue to raise awareness of how women are devastated by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, make sure women know what they need to know about PPD, eliminate stigma and support the mamas who need it.

And now to get climbing!

Feel free to email us at climboutsouthernmaine@gmail.com!

 

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$535

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  • Linda Strand

    $25

  • Bonnie Blythe

    $20

  • Diane Skistad

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ballast & Buoy

     

  • Karen Wentworth

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ann Mallory

    $20

  • Sarah Worthing

    $20

  • Sam cupps

    $10

  • julia davidson

    $55

  • James Cupps

    $55

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  • Laura Gonneville

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107% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Team Southern Maine

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Aislinn White

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Donor Comments

Laura Gonneville

Laura Gonneville

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Upton-Helvig Family

Upton-Helvig Family

3 years ago

James Cupps

James Cupps

DONATION: $55

3 years ago

julia davidson

julia davidson

DONATION: $55

3 years ago

Sam cupps

Sam cupps

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Sarah Worthing

Sarah Worthing

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Ann Mallory

Ann Mallory

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

From a mom to other moms 3 years ago

Karen Wentworth

Karen Wentworth

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Ballast & Buoy

Ballast & Buoy

3 years ago