Climb Out of Darkness


Screen shot 2013-05-29 at 10.52.09 AMWe always love sharing projects from our members and friends, which is why we're so excited to share with you a new project from Postpartum Progress. Postpartum Progress is the most-widely read blog on mental health issues related to pregnancy and childbirth in the world, providing a strong community of support to pregnant women and new mothers. And any woman who has survived postpartum depression or other mental illness knows that the road to recovery can feel more like a climb. Postpartum Progress -- just like any other organization -- needs funds to be able to continue and improve its work. That's why they've created the Climb Out of Darkness. On June 21st (the longest day of the year), members of the Postpartum Progress community are committing to climbing a mountain to symbolize their own climbs. As board member Deborah Rimmler explains:

We need to do an upgrade and redesign of the blog, and we have recruited a team of volunteers called the Warrior Mom Leadership Team to help manage the ongoing content (which we’ll tell you about soon).  Another goal is to upgrade the standard of care and education for women with these disorders by giving Katherine, our Board and our volunteers the tools to effectively collaborate with policy makers, researchers and key stakeholders.

Katherine can’t do this alone.  Our Board can’t do this alone.  We need funding and additional volunteers.  And to raise money I think we need an event, so I’ve decided to take one out for a spin.  I’d like to introduce to you the first annual Climb Out of the Darkness, an annual hiking event to support Postpartum Progress.

If you'd like to participate in the first annual Climb Out of Darkness, you can set up your own fundraising page to contribute to the PPP team by clicking the button "set up your fundraiser". Or, you can contribute to the PPP team by clicking "donate to this fundraiser".

The work of everyone at Postpartum Progress is so critical to the health and well-being of pregnant women and new mothers. We hope you'll join us in supporting their work and the journeys of women who have found help and light within its community.

You can also follow @postpartumprog and like them on Facebook.