BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016
Annie Powell wrote -
Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illness, including Postpartum Depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and pregnancy depression and anxiety. The event was created and is run by the nonprofit Postpartum Progress Inc. Every year on or near the Summer solstice (the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere), teams of mothers and their supporters gather to climb out of the darkness by walking, climbing or hiking together to help shine the most light on maternal mental illness and raise funds to support the work of Postpartum Progress.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8 am
Where: Algonkian Regional Park 47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, VA 20165
We will meet up at scenic main boat ramp area. Look for COTD signs.
Whether you plan on attending the walk or being a rockstar and helping us fundraise, please register yourself clicking on the "REGISTER" button. We also kindly ask that you share this fundraiser with your contacts via in person, social media or email. I have been surprised over the years how many people, men and women alike have been affected by maternal mental health in some way or another. Even if the person you share this fundraiser with isn't able to make a donation, it also allows them to see the resources that are available for maternal mental health support such as Postpartum Progress nationally and our local State resource of Postpartum Support Virginia.
Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for this event or questions about fundraising as whole? Please email our Co-Leader: Jaclyn Bressette at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a group or network that we could market this fundraising event and walk to, email Co-Leader: Annie Powell at Annie@OwnItDaily.com. Any on the day event logistic questions can also be directed to Annie.