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2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR MOMS

MAY 1 - MAY 31, 2022

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“Walk For Moms” is our annual Maternal Mental Health Awareness and fundraising campaign: it's a movement that unites advocates of all ages, races, and backgrounds, and raises critical funds to support perinatal families; it opens the door for all mothers and birthing people to have access to free perinatal mental health peer support services; it gives opportunity to pregnant people to prevent postpartum depression; it gives free diapers and baby supplies to local children in need; it raises awareness about Maternal Mental Health and shines a light on a struggles that many parents don’t speak about.

“Walk For Moms 2022" has ended. 

We are beyond grateful to our outstanding fundraising teams and individuals, and to all of you who walked, donated, and spread awareness about the needs of young parents and their children. 

 

Our sincere gratitude goes to Marin Community Foundation, Marin Independent Journal, Giving Marin, Southern Marin Mother's Club, Corte Madera Larkspur Mom's Club, Birth Realm Doulas, Cal-Fresh & Food Bank, our Board & Advisory Members, our staff, and our volunteers for the incredible month of supporting and giving!

 

If you have not joined the walk yet, there is still time to contribute to our fundraiser and ensure that the perinatal families in our communities will continue to receive free emotional and practical help. 

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IMPORTANT FACTS 

  • MMH conditions have TRIPLED during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 800,000 women diagnosed each year in the U.S. 

  • 1 in 5 pregnant and new mothers are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder.

  • 1 in 3 low-income and women of color suffers from MMH disorders.

  • 75% of women who experience MMH symptoms go untreated.

  • Untreated MMH conditions can have long-term negative impact on mother, baby, family, and society.

  • Annual cost of not treating MMH is $32,000 per mother-infant (up to $14 billion nationally).

  • 1 in 4 mothers with depression have thoughts of harming herself.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in postpartum women. 

  • 1 in 10 new