BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 14, 2014
Lin Snow wrote -
I hope you all consider participating in Parksville's FIRST Climb out of the Darkness event! Our motives are quite simple; we want to be a part of the world's largest event raising awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and pregnancy depression & anxiety. This is the most common complication of childbirth, and by far the least funded and recognized.
Lin Snow will lead the "climb" (with the support of the nonprofit Postpartum Progress Inc.) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10am. We will meet at the beginning of the trail in Moorecroft Regional Park, and walk down to look at the ocean, and then around through the gorgeous trees. The trail is groomed and only has a few small hills. It will take about 1 hour to walk at a leisurely pace!
Children and partners are welcome (all adults must register via the link to the right)
Please know that you do NOT have to fundraise to participate in this event, but you DO have to register! You CANNOT walk with us if you aren't registered! This is for liability reasons!
I hope you all consider participating in this event. I know we have all witnessed or experienced some facet of postpartum illness in our lives. Our goal is to shed light on the disease, and help other moms so that they do not have to suffer in silence and shame, as so many of us have.
If you aren't able to join us, please consider donating what you can to our fundraising efforts.