BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 14, 2014
Some of you already know that the issue of postpartum and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders is close to my heart. Postpartum Progress started as a blog by Katherine Stone, a feisty survivor of postpartum OCD. That same blog was a source of strength and support for me during my second round of postpartum illness, sharing relevant news, stories from other families, and resources. I've returned there regularly in the six years since, and shared it with numerous expectant mom (and dad) friends.
Awhile back, as the blog's profile and influence continued to grow, Katherine set out to expand the vision for postpartum progress to become a greater force for positive change, developing first rate tools and resources and supporting research. Last year, one Warrior Mom decided to organize a local climb on June 21st, the longests day of the year to celebrate and honour her own recovery journey. She shared about it on the blog, and before anyone knew it, climbs were sprouting up all over as a fundraiser for the expanded work of Postpartum Progress Inc. (PPI), the non-profit that was born from that blog.
I considered (I really, really wanted to) organizing a local climb this year, but decided not to. I was thrilled to find out that another Warrior Mom was organizing one in Parksville. And then I realized I couldn't make the date for that climb after all. Nonetheless, I would like to take this opportunity to raise both awareness and funds.
Not sure? Wondering where exactly these funds might go? This post on the blog by PPI Board Member Deborah Rimmler gives an idea.
If you choose not to donate, I hope you will still take a look at the blog (postpartumprogress.com) and the non-profit site (postpartumprogress.org) to see what a valuable resource it is, and maybe you'll be able to share it with someone when they need it.