BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM PROGRESS
EVENT DATE: Jun 20, 2015
Kristin Jacobsen wrote -
Join Team Olympia for the third annual Climb Out of the Darkness, a fundraiser for the non-profit, Postpartum Progress. On this day, the longest day of the year, we will gather with family and friends to shine a light into the darkness of postpartum mood disorders and help all moms know that they are not alone.
We will gather at the fountain on the Washington State Capitol campus at 10:30 am. There will be a brief opening ceremony, then we will Climb! Stroller-friendly route (although we will be "Climbing," so there will be a hill), kiddos and dads and grandparents and siblings and aunts and uncles and friends are all very welcome! Total distance traveled will be just over 1.5 miles.
ABOUT THE CLIMB
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 (http://postpartumprogress.org)
We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Saturday, June 20th. Mark your calendars!