Almost 4 years ago I started volunteering for the Preeclampsia Foundation as a Walk Coordinator for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Philadelphia/South Jersey. I don’t think I realized how much it would change my life. I found that once you start on a path like volunteering for a cause that is so near and dear to your heart, it becomes a part of you. This year I was honored to have been awarded Preeclampsia Foundation Coordinator of The Year!
As Walk Coordinator for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Philadelphia/South Jersey, I get to meet and interact with so many wonderful mothers, walkers, supporters, companies, health care workers and brands that want to help. Some of my biggest responsibilities are to find walkers, run social media for our walk, spread the word, set up and organize and bring in items that we can then use as raffle and giveaways at the walk. We also need to get local volunteers to come out and help to make the morning enjoyable. Without the help from our community, donors and volunteers; our walk would never be as much a success as it is.
Charitable Brands and People I am Thankful For:
Jazzercize, Cherry Hill– Every year Lisa, the owner of Jazzercise -Cherry Hill, comes out and gets our crowd psyched just before they head off on the 5k. Lisa never had preeclampsia but she is just a lovely woman that wants to help out! I am grateful for Lisa!
Worlco Computer Resources– My Father-in-Law owns Worlco Computer Resources. He lets us have volunteer meetings, set up/wrap raffle prizes there, store an insane amount of boxes in our own office there AND then he helps transport it all to the walk and set-up. Without his help we would be in BIG trouble!!!
Wegman’s– Wegman’s has always been so generous supplying snacks and water for our walkers. They are always so flexible and helpful in terms of pick up, getting what we need and always so kind.
My Gym Cherry Hill- Every year the great people from My Gym, Cherry Hill come out and set up their bounce house for all the kids at the walk. Every year I hear how nice they are and see all the kids bouncing for hours!!
Tommee Tippee– Last year Tommee Tippee sent a two-pack of their awesome Truly Spill Proof Sippy cups for every walker. It was amazing to have such an awesome gift to give all our walkers and I heard such great feedback about the cups. It’s the only cup my kids will use!
Johnson & Johnson– Last year Johnson’s Baby Cares was so generous to our walkers as well!! They sent a full size bottle of Johnson’s Baby Intense Moisture Cream for each walker’s gift bag!! Our bags were FILLED with awesomeness!! I am also honored to be a Johnson & Johnson Social Influencer for Social Good!!
Cooper University Health Care- This year was our first year getting a Health Care Walking Team!!! They lovely people that came from Cooper were awesome, they came in team shirts, did their own fundraiser and were a great big red presence at our walk!
Walk Volunteers- Last and certainly not least, I am so grateful for the AMAZING volunteers at our walk. They are so incredibly dedicated and work so hard to make our walk a huge success!!! This year I even got a CO-Coordinator Melissa!
In honor of #GIVINGTUESDAY this week have you considered supporting a charity?
Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Tommee Mommee program. I was compensated for this post but ALL the opinions and gratitude are truly mine!