Jordana Paige’s Sale for Preeclampsia Awareness

jordana paige satchelI wanted to let you know about a very special sale that’s happening tomorrow (that would be July 18). Knitting bag maker Jordana Paige is going to be selling imperfect handbags throughout the day with proceeds to benefit the Preeclampsia Foundation.

Preeclampsia is a condition in which pregnant women suffer very high blood pressure. It can lead to seizures, strokes and organ failure and can cause death of the child and/or the mother. About 300,000 are diagnosed with preeclampsia each year, and it causes serious problems for thousands of women. It is close to Jordana’s heart because her sister lost her son because of preeclampsia.

“It is in memory of Cooper that I am doing this fundraiser to raise both money for the Preeclampsia Foundation and awareness of this horrific disease,” she said.

A previous fundraiser like this raised $15,000 for Doctors without Borders Haiti after the earthquake there, and Jordana hopes this sale will have a similar impact.

The sale will begin at 8 a.m. Pacific (US) time tomorrow, and a new handbag will join the sale each hour through the day. All bags will be $50 each. The sale items can be viewed at the Jordana Paige website and can be purchased online.

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this one. If you snag a deal, spill it!

[Photo by Jordana Paige.]

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