Albany, New York

Welcome to the Capital District of New York Promise Walk for Preeclampsia page!

Make strides and deliver hope with us at the  Annual Capital District of New York Promise Walk!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Schedule of Events
11:00 am Registration is FREE!
11:30 am Welcome, Mission Family, and Memory Garden dedication
11:45 am Zumba warm up by Naomi LaRose
Noon 5k Walk Commences
Lunch to follow, generously donated by Price Chopper/ Market 32 

The Crossings at Colonie
South Pavilion 
580 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211

FYI: Strollers are allowed. 
Also, pets are allowed at the walk. All pets must be on a leash, and pet owners are responsible for properly disposing of any pet droppings.

For more information, please contact:

Walk Chair, Sarah Schanz

We are pleased to announce that Katelyn Burdick is our 2018 Capital District of New York Promise Walk Mission honoree. Please read Katelyn's story and learn more about her passion as a preeclampsia survivor. 

When Katelyn Burdick found out she was having a baby girl in December 2013, she couldn’t wait to share the news. She wrapped chocolate bars that had a flap on it that revealed it was a girl and handed them out to loved ones. She bought baby clothes, shoes, headbands and bibs. She was excited and feeling good; she didn’t even have any morning sickness.

But then everything changed. On January 4, 2014, at 22 weeks pregnant, Katelyn’s entire body was swollen. Her parents were alarmed and took her to the emergency room. Her blood pressure was a frightening 200/110. After running some tests in Labor and Delivery, it was determined that Katelyn had preeclampsia. She was transferred, via ambulance, to a larger hospital that was better equipped to treat premature babies. There, Katelyn was swarmed by all kinds of doctors and nurses. A day and a half went by. Katelyn was then told that her baby girl had stopped growing at 19 weeks and she most likely wouldn’t survive. She was also told that in order to save her own life, she had to deliver the baby.

Katelyn was put on magnesium, which relaxed her muscles and made her feel like she was on fire, to help prevent a stroke and/or seizures. Most of her delivery was a blur. On January 7, 2014, Aliyah Grace was born sleeping. She weighed 1 pound and was 9 ¾ inches long. The nurses propped Katelyn’s arms up on a pillow so she could hold her angel. She and her family got to spend six precious hours with Aliyah before the coroner came to pick her up. Katelyn was later discharged with empty arms. Aliyah’s ashes were in a bag on a table when she got home.

Since Katelyn’s tragedy, she has made it a personal mission to raise awareness about preeclampsia. She also went on to have a preeclampsia-free pregnancy. Her second daughter, Charlotte, is now 2 years old and is proof that there’s always hope for happiness.

Join walkers in Albany, New York and thousands nationwide to help us reach our goal of $8,500 -- and bring hope for healthy lives to millions of mothers and babies every year.

40 percent raised

$3,191 raised so far
in Albany, New York
$5,309 to go!

The 2018 Capital District of New York Promise Walk for  Preeclampsia team would like to thank Price Chopper/ Market 32 for generously sponsoring this Preeclampsia Foundation signature event.

*We thank
 Party City of Clifton Park, NY for donating all of our balloons, we appreciate their support!*

The following local businesses made additional donations to our 2018 Promise walk raffle:
*Stewarts in Wilton, NY
*Candle Collective in Ballston Spa, NY
(For donation or sponsorship information, please contact Walk Coordinator, Sarah Schanz)
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The Preeclampsia Foundation would like to thank its generous National Sponsors: