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June 13, 2014

I was at the Today show yesterday with an amazing group of Warrior Moms yesterday raising awareness for PPD. #climbout #COTD2014  See more

BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

ORGANIZER: Lisa

EVENT: Climb Out of the Darkness 2014

EVENT DATE: Jun 28, 2014

Janette Harris Phillips

THE STORY:

On June 28, 2014, I will be joining the other local Warrior Moms and support people in the annual Climb Out of the Darkness.  

What is Climb Out of the Darkness? Climb Out of the Darkness is the annual awareness raising and fundraising event for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis and pregnancy depression.

Many, many other groups will be participating by "climbing" on June 21st, which is the longest day of the year, in a symbolic climb out of the darkness and into the light of hope and recovery.  Our Climb will be the following week, but will still represent the same rising above the trials of PPD and honoring our collective and individual progress from the darkness into the light.

How can I support the Climb Out of the Darkness?  There are many ways you can support the Climb, Postpartum Progress, and moms.  You can donate.  You can join a Climb by registering and fundraising.  You can participate in a local Climb or start one of your own.  If you do choose to paricipate- please, please (no...really, please!) Go HERE to register!  

Most importantly, you can raise awareness.  

How?  By sharing information with others, by speaking out, by caring about maternal mental health.  No mom should suffer alone in the dark!    

Where will my money go if I donate? The money raised will be used to provide free educational materials in obstetrician and pediatrician offices, to fund Postpartum Progress' programs- including thier our award-winning blog and private support forum for struggling moms, and to advocate for better support, less stigma and increased services for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  

Why are you paricipating in the Climb Out of the Darkness?  I am a survivor of postpartum depresson and anxiety.  I was very blessed to have access to lots of resources in my area when I was struggling.  I found a community of support right away and was never alone in my battle.  I know that there are far too many moms who don't have the same resources or support that I did.  I am passionate about making sure that every mom gets the help that they need and deserve.  I am happy to lend my voice and my story to the effort to raise awareness and funds to this cause that had such an impact on me and my family.  

Last year my support network rallied behind me and I raised an amazing amount of money.  My family, friends, and local supporters donated a total of $800 in 2013!!  That put me in the top 10 for fundraisers in the country!  Even more importantly, I was able to shed the shame that I had felt in keeping my struggle with PPD.  It was such a wonderful experience to walk in the light.

I hope to raise even more money this year and bring more attention to this worthy cause.  If you can help by raising awareness, or even by donating, you will be honoring the millions of women who have had to struggle with this devestaing illness- including me.

 

Thank you!  

 

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To This Fundraiser

$685

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nancy White

     

  • Colleen T. Fay, Zen Babies Massage

    $20

  • Lisa B. Shire

    $25

  • Emilie, Brian, and Jojo

    $25

  • Betty Phillips

    $50

  • Brian & Melody

    $25

  • Lauren LaRico

    $50

  • Cathie and Gary Nielsen

     

  • Rachel Brancato

    $10

  • Rebecca Sorrentino

    $25

  • Ali & Timmy

    $20

  • Someone who has been there!!

    $100

  • For Melody

     

  • Christine Phillips

    $25

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69% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $7,580 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Tremayne

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janette Harris Phillips

Amount Raised

$685

 

69% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sherry Pernice

Amount Raised

$570

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Meg C-K

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Stacey Amato

Amount Raised

$445

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Corinne Carhuff-Pickell

Amount Raised

$410

 

82% Raised of $500 Goal

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Samantha Moore

Amount Raised

$360

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Deirdre Hansen

Amount Raised

$320

Donor Comments

Christine Phillips

Christine Phillips

DONATION: $25

I'm sorry this is so late! 4 years ago

For Melody

For Melody

4 years ago

Someone who has been there!!

Someone who has been there!!

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ali & Timmy

Ali & Timmy

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Rebecca Sorrentino

Rebecca Sorrentino

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Rachel Brancato

Rachel Brancato

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Cathie and Gary Nielsen

Cathie and Gary Nielsen

4 years ago

Lauren LaRico

Lauren LaRico

DONATION: $50

Love you Nette! You strength inspires me! 4 years ago

Brian & Melody

Brian & Melody

DONATION: $25

In memory of those mom's that never got help as well as their families 4 years ago

Betty Phillips

Betty Phillips

DONATION: $50

Here's to your second year of walking! 4 years ago