Postpartum Progress will be represented in Ottawa at a fundraising event called Climb Out of the Darkness.
Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit organization. Each year the board elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climbs held in selected states / provinces to local, independent, registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, such as support groups, or that lead community network development (building up systems of referral between OBs/pediatricians/PCPs or hospitals and reproductive psychiatry specialists). They believe it is important to support local organizations that are truly making a difference directly for moms in their communities.
To many women they are literally life savers.
Canadians make up the third largest audience after US and UK. This year 15% of the funds raised by Ontario team Climbs will be allocated to Life With A Baby.
Climb Out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis and pregnancy depression. The event was created by and benefits Postpartum Progress Inc., a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and supports pregnant and new moms with these illnesses. Women around the world participate in this grassroots event by going on a hike outside on the longest day of the year to shine a light on PPD and related illnesses. The event is open to anyone and everyone who supports our cause.
As a survivor of Postpartum Depression, this cause that is extremely important to me. I am the one in seven that was struck down by an illness beyond my control. Through peer to peer support from Postpartum Progress and medical help I was able to overcome it.
I am reaching out to the community of mothers in Ottawa who will assist me in shining a light on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.
If you’re a survivor, celebrate your triumph. If you’re struggling, honor that struggle. Let’s make sure moms get the information and support they need. If you are a business who is interested in sponsoring our climb in anyway, we would greatly appreciate your support and presence.
This will take place at the Mer Bleue Bog in Orléans on Saturday June 2oth with walkers and warriors gathering at 10:30am to start our short, but significant, walk through the bog at 11am. This will be followed by a BYO picnic lunch on site.
You can contact Dee Gemme, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
“I have seen the dark side and survived the dark side.
I have climbed out to the other side.
I beat the darkness and I have seen the light.
This is for all the women still fighting the darkness, living in hope for lighter days.
I am hope. I am the other side. It does get better. You are not alone”