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Texas - Houston

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BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

EVENT: Climb Out of the Darkness 2014

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2014

Rebecca Simonton

THE STORY:

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.

Rebecca's passion: ~~I feel so passionate about raising awareness for women's mental health issues related to child birth because I was a healthcare provider who knew next to nothing about mental health or how to access resources, and neither did any doctor I asked. I didn't recognize the signs and once I did, I was brushed off, told it was normal, and offered very little support after months of trying to feel better on my own.  If I had such a hard time finding appropriate care, I can't imagine the struggle of the everyday mom or those with limited resources.  Postpartum Progress is focused on providing resources, educational information for patients and providers so that symptoms are recognized and treated earlier, de-bunking myths and stigmas which prevent moms from seeking help in a timely fashion, and peer to peer support from women who have recovered from this temporary and treatable illness.   
 Please join me in a symbolic walk to celebrate my own survival, support mothers currently suffering too afraid to speak out, raise community awareness, and raise funds for the best resource for maternal mental illnesses- www.Postpartumprogress.com

Thank you,

Rebecca

Houston, TX Climb out of the Darkness 2014:

Marvin Taylor Walking Trail @ Hermann Park

It's a lovely walk (I'm not a marathon runner, I'm a regular mom) The walk is a little less than 2 miles.  I love this trail because much of it is shaded by beautiful oak trees which helps with the Texas summer heat issue. I would like for everyone to meet at 9:00am to meet and greet.  We'll begin walking promptly at 9:30.

"The Climb" is a symbol of the climb out of the darkness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, whether you are a long-time survivor or someone who is still climbing or someone who cares about the health of pregnant and new moms.

 

Help us raise money so that we can continue to raise awareness of how women are devastated by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, make sure women know what they need to know about PPD, eliminate stigma and support the mamas who need it.

 

And now to get climbing!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tara Boyd

    $100

  • Laurel Spence

     

  • Christopher Forest

    $100

  • Leigh Anne

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nickie Dupuis

    $75

  • Evelyn Soto

    $25

  • Lucy Puryear

    $100

  • The Center For Postpartum Family Health

    $100

  • Pappy Steele

    $100

  • katherine williams

    $100

  • The Center For Postpartum Family Health

    $150

  • Kristen Berglund

    $50

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120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rebecca Simonton

Amount Raised

$500

 

50% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Laurel Spence

Amount Raised

$200

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Kristen Naumko

Amount Raised

$175

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Tara Boyd

Amount Raised

$100

 

10% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Lucy Puryear

Amount Raised

$100

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Sherry Duson

Amount Raised

$100

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Evelyn Soto

Amount Raised

$25

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Korey Simonton

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kristen Berglund

Kristen Berglund

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Center For Postpartum Family Health

The Center For Postpartum Family Health

DONATION: $150

Raising awareness and treatment options for new moms struggling in the greater Houston area. 4 years ago

katherine williams

katherine williams

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Pappy Steele

Pappy Steele

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Center For Postpartum Family Health

The Center For Postpartum Family Health

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Lucy Puryear

Lucy Puryear

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Evelyn Soto

Evelyn Soto

DONATION: $25

For MyBecca who amazes me with her strength and diligence! 4 years ago

Nickie Dupuis

Nickie Dupuis

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Leigh Anne

Leigh Anne

DONATION: $100

4 years ago