Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

6th Annual Dallas Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where: Gussie Field Watterworth Park, Farmers Branch, TX
             Click here for map

Length: 1.5 mile walk and 5K Fun Run routes

$20 Adults and $10 Kids under 12 -$25 Adult registration on walk day
Every registered participant is guaranteed a t-shirt, if signed up by April 17th.

9:30 -
Registration Opens
10:00 - Program Begins
10:20 - Walk Begins
11:00 - Refreshments & Fun!
Contact:  Walk Coordinator Nicole Purnell at Nicole.Purnell@preeclampsia.org
Supporting Fundraisers:
Current 2014 Supporting Fundraisers for the Dallas Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. This post will be pinned at the top of the Facebook group for quick reference!

Koozies and custom acrylic trays for entertaining:

Tumblers and Car Decals:
We are happy to to announce we will be hosting a wedding gown drop off for the NICU Helping Hands for the angel gown program. 

Why we walk

A Mother's Promise to Her Twins

Dawn McKeag couldn't believe what the doctors were telling her. They needed to deliver her twins.

She was only 27 weeks pregnant.

Dawn had no history of high blood pressure. No signs of anything but a "normal" twin pregnancy. She went from having a regular checkup, where she was having some swelling in her legs and dark urine, to being admitted to the hospital and being put on magnesium sulfate, medication to prevent convulsions.

It was a race against time, balancing the lives of her, her twins and how long they could stay in her womb... without losing all three.

Brenna and Finley McKeag were born extremely premature at 27 weeks.  
Brenna & Finley's struggle did not end there. They spent 3 months in the neonatal intensive care unit, struggling to develop their tiny lungs.

Finley suffered a stroke within 4 weeks of birth and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. In their two short years, Brenna & Finley have gone through quarantines, chronic lung disease and remaining on an oxygen tank. 

Luckily for Dawn, her care providers caught her high blood pressure early and took the right action immediately. 

For Dawn, after giving her steroids to speed the babies' lung development, delivery was the only option. She counts herself lucky to get to hold her children in her arms. 

2014 Sponsors
Now accepting 2014 sponsors!  Please contact Nicole.Purnell@preeclampsia.org
Platinum Level "Giving Promise"
 Get your logo here - Contact Nicole!

Gold Level "Making Strides"
 Get your logo here - Contact Nicole!

Silver Level "Delivering Hope"
 Get your logo here - Contact Nicole!

Bronze "Supporting Community"
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - Institute of Exercise and Environmental Medicine 

In-Kind Sponsors 


Join walkers in Dallas/Fort Worth and thousands nationwide to help us reach our goal of $15,000 -- and bring hope for healthy lives to millions of mothers and babies every year.
100 percent raised
$13,890 raised so far in Dallas/Fort Worth   $1,110 to go!

Event Updates

Please complete the Volunteer Application here and contact Nicole Purnell.
2014 DFW Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Team:
Chair - Nicole Purnell
In Kind Donor Coordinator - Natalie Stockard
Kids Activity Coordinator - Michelle Stewart 

2014 Fundraising Incentive Levels:
$250 level = Promise Walk Drawstring Tote
$500 level = Navy Blue PW Umbrella
$1,000 level = PW Blanket Throw
$2,500 level = PW Hat, Tumbler, Special Gift
This is a SWEET fundraising site by Blue Sky Collaborative