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North Carolina Climb Out of the Darkness: Raleigh-Morrisville

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EVENT: Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2015

Andrea Bates


Many of you know that I'm an advocate for postpartum mental health. 

Many of you know that this is a cause that's extremely important to me. 

I volunteer my time and heart to support new mamas who need to know that they're not alone. 

So while I can't attend the climb this year - I CAN offer my support and try to encourage others to do the same. 

So if you have a few dollars to spare, I'd love to see you contribute them here - to support Postpartum Progress and Postpartum Education and Support. Two organizations that mean so very much to me. 

And thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. And I offer you a piece of my heart in return. <3 

* Andrea Bates


Amanda Cadran wrote -

Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness™ is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress ( We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Saturday, June 20th. Mark your calendars!

Climb Information:

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 

Festivities begin at 9 a.m.

Walk begins at 9:30 - Strollers and families welcome!

Rain or Shine!

Where: Lower Bluebird Box Trail, RTP

Our route is approximately 3 miles long in total. We will be walking - strollers, families, and children are welcome!

Our Route will begin and end at the Delta Corporation parking lot:  
5101 Davis Dr,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


Access our current flyer with map here!

This year, we are proud to announce that Postpartum Education and Support will be a grant recipient of our Climb Out of the Darkness event, and will receive a portion of all money raised - please consider this as you make your donations! 

Join us on Facebook!

E-mail Amanda and Natasha ( with any questions! Here's to a great walk!


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  • Andrea Bates



The Team: $7,265 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Natasha Williams

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143% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Amanda Cadran

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Megan Roberts

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Jahan Paleja

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