Local Pittsburgh Climb Details
BENEFITING: NurturePA & Postpartum Support International
EVENT: Climb Out of the Darkness - Team Pittsburgh
EVENT DATE: June 24, 2017
LOCATION & DETAILS: North Park-Wildwood Mine Loop in Allison Park, PA. We will meet at the parking lot by Pie Trainer Field @ 8:45am and start our walk/Climb at 9:00am. We will have both a moderate hike (3.5 miles, one medium/large hill) AND a stroller-friendly route (paved, 4 miles) available for Climbers. The hike/walk will take approximately 1 hour. There will be light snacks and beverages at the pavilion to enjoy after the Climb. Bring your kids! We will have activities for young children at the pavilion – bubbles, bean bag toss, face painting!
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, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. COTD 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.
This year we are proud to partner with NurturePA, an organization whose mission is to support new moms as they nurture their babies. Money raised through this community climb will benefit the important work NurturePA is doing to connect women with resources and provide support as they overcome PMAD. A portion of funds raised will also go to support Postpartum Support International.
Team Pittsburgh's Climb will be held on June 24th at North Park-Wildwood Mine Loop in Allison Park, PA. We will meet at the parking lot by Pie Trainer Field @ 8:45am and start our walk/Climb at 9:00am. We will have both a moderate hike AND a stroller-friendly route available for Climbers.
You can sign up to join our team here. If you have questions or would like to become a Climb sponsor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.