|NYC Dads Group Teams Up With Britax / BOB for The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia|
SPONSORED: As many of you know, we have an ongoing “NYC Dads Care” program that gets us involved in doing volunteer activities with organizations like BabyBuggy, raising funds during Movember, and other initiatives that fit in with our core values. As part of our NYC Dads Care program, a fleet of NYC Dads Group members and their families teamed up with Britax / BOB and participated in The Promise Walk to raise awareness for Preeclampsia. Thanks to NYC Dads Group member Jeff Chew for this post about the event. -L.S.
I Googled “preeclampsia” when I first heard about “The Promise Walk” for Preeclampsia through the NYC Dads Meetup Group. “Do you know what preeclampsia is,” I asked my wife, “you’ve heard of this before?”
Quite disturbing to hear, since my ‘Googling’ told me that it happens in 6-8% of pregnancies worldwide. That is a pretty scary number! But truth be told, I never knew any friends or relatives that ever had to go through such a condition. I also felt incredibly fortunate that my wife never had to go through this with our son (who is now 8 months old and healthy), where apparently this condition is most common in first pregnancies.
I have to be brutally honest. I had other reasons for originally wanting to be part of the Promise Walk team that would trek over the Brooklyn Bridge with our families. I am a relatively new member to the NYC Dads Group, and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to meet other dads and their families. Additionally, not to be trumped by the other amazing events this group has organized like free advanced movie screenings, gym and music classes, and other get-togethers, Britax was generous enough to provide a B-Agile stroller to some newcomers of the NYC Dads Care program for the Promise Walk as well as cover our registration fees. I was sold!
|Team NYC Dads Group & Britax/BOB on the Brooklyn Bridge|
When we finally reached the other end of the bridge, some families made the u-turn to walk back over to Walt Whitman Park for more activities and fun for the kids (and apparently a raffle and contest too, including Britax strollers). However, my wife and I had afternoon plans so we (and a number of other families) decided to head out from there.
**Disclosure Note: This is a paid, sponsored event with Britax / BOB. The opinions expressed in this post are our own and have not been influenced by our sponsor. We limit our advertising to relevant partners that offer products and services we believe in and use ourselves.