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Saving Grace - a Night of Hope Celebrates its 10th Annual Fundraising Event Providing Education & Resources on Preeclampsia

August 14, 2014
Saving Grace - a Night of Hope Celebrates its 10th Annual Fundraising Event Providing Education & Resources on Preeclampsia

 

Saving Grace - a Night of Hope Celebrates its 10th Annual Fundraising Event Providing Education & Resources on Preeclampsia
Originating in Minneapolis, the national Preeclampsia Foundation is happy the event has come home.
Who:                Preeclampsia Foundation (www.preeclampsia.org)
What:               Saving Grace - a night of hope fundraising event - Goal is to raise $250,000
Tickets:                        www.preeclampsia.org/participate
When:              September 12, 2014                                                                                                                                                       5:00 PM VIP Reception/6:00 PM Silent Auction/7:30PM Dinner and Program
Where:             The Depot Minneapolis - 225 South 3rd Avenue Mpls 55401
Who:                Event Founder/Mother of Grace Jaime Nolan will host the night. Tim Mahoney to                                                 provide entertainment. Jaime's story details here
Why:                Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and                                                 the postpartum period. In the U.S., a woman is diagnosed with severe                                                              preeclampsia every 6 minutes.
  • Worldwide, preeclampsia claims the lives of an estimated 500,000 babies and 76,000 mothers each year.
  • Preeclampsia accounts for 15-20% of the 13 million premature births worldwide.
  • Half of all pregnant women do not know the warning signs of preeclampsia.
  • The cause, and therefore a cure, still eludes the medical community.
The Preeclampsia Foundation is a non-profit resource that reduces maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsiaHELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving healthcare practices. 
Money raised at event will go towards the following initiatives:
Educate, support and empower women – and their friends and loved ones - on the warning signs, long term consequences and medical understanding of preeclampsia, including their need to get timely, appropriate care.
  • 700 active volunteers trained in awareness-raising, patient support and education, including online forum moderators
  • 2,250 stories shared by survivors and/or their family members
Increase public awareness of preeclampsia, including raising global attention on this devastating maternal-fetal health issue.
Enable professional training, resources and research to improve the clinical practices of health care providers.
  • 140,000 patient education brochures and materials distributed to clinics, health centers, and provider offices
  • 500 health care providers educated through in-person and online CME/CEU courses and symposia over the past three years
Fund and advocate for research and improved policies to meet critical gaps in scientific knowledge and inspire new thinking.
 

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