Walkers make strides to raise awareness of preeclampsia
Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, made strides May 16 at The Avenue Viera to raise awareness at the annual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia.
The walkers joined thousands of other participants around the country who are walking in May and June to support innovative research and raise public awareness about the warning signs and symptoms of preeclampsia.
This inaugural event raised more than $9,000 to date and had more than 100 participants.
The program featured Dr. Vanessa Dance, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Health First Medical Group, and the walkers were cheered on by the Viera High School cheerleaders.
“We are incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support this community has shown for the families impacted by this devastating disease,” said walk coordinator Laney Poye.
For more information or to contribute to the Space Coast walk, go to promisewalk.org/SpaceCoast.