The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation for Postpartum Depression Awareness is holding its 6th Annual Postpartum Depression 5K Walk/Run at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 13th, in Hampton Park, located in Charleston, South Carolina.
Even though September may sound like a ways off, it will be here before we know it, and online registration for this wonderful event has already started.
Helena Bradford established the foundation in honor of her daughter, Ruth Rhoden Craven, who suffered horribly from PPD. Here's a bit about Ruth from the foundation's web site:
"Ruth Craven was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend who suffered from postpartum depression following the birth of her first child. This illness took a stable, positive, and happy young woman and turned her into a weakened, helpless, lost soul. On December 5, 1999, two and a half months after the birth of her son, Ruth could take the pain and anguish of PPD no more and ended her life."
Ruth's mom, Helena, is an absolutely incredible woman. I've had the honor of getting to know her via phone and email, and think the world of what she is doing to help spread awareness of PPD in her daughter's memory. Please consider taking part in her foundation's 5K fundraiser, or simply make a tax deductible donation to take part in spreading PPD awareness and education through this wonderful foundation.