Remembering Charlotte

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Dear Supporter,

I am writing to request your support for the 2017 Cranford, NJ area Promise Walk for Preeclampsia on 5/21/17. In 2015 my family and I joined the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia in remembrance of our daughter Charlotte who was born too early due to preeclampsia on 9/7/14. This year we will be walking again in Charlotte's memory and also to honor our son, James III, who was born on 1/26/16, free of any complications of Preeclampsia. Over the past two years our team, Remembering Charlotte, was successful in raising over $8,000 to support the cause through individual donations and sponsorships. In previous years, the Cranford walk has been successful at reaching its fundraising and participant goals.

Preeclampsia is a serious condition that develops during or immediately following pregnancy, affects 5-8% of pregnancies, and is a leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death. The cause is still unknown at this time and the only cure is premature delivery of the infant. When I was 5 months pregnant with Charlotte, I developed severe Preeclampsia, was hospitalized, and had to deliver her before she was able to survive on her own. We strongly support further research to determine a cause and cure for Preeclampsia as we, and many others, are still left without answers as to why Preeclampsia developed with Charlotte and not with Tre. We continue to be proactive in supporting this cause in our daughter's memory because we believe there needs to be more education among OBGYN's, pregnant women, and the community at large to prevent the potentially fatal outcomes of the disorder.

From local businesses, our family is requesting sponsorships at the Making Strides level which will provide your business with recognition on the walk t-shirts, website, and more. In addition, there is also a gift auction on the day of the walk and we are accepting donations of various prizes. In Kind and other contributions are also appreciated. Please email me for sponsorship information.

From our family and friends, we ask that you join us at the walk and raise $50 to contribute towards our team goal.

We are grateful for the Preeclampsia foundation raising funds to support research and education which allowed myself and our son James to arrive safely and healthy; however, we will forever be missing a piece of our family and are appreciative of the opportunity to remember Charlotte at the walk this year. From our family and all other families affected by Preeclampsia, thank you in advance for your support.


James & Larissa Nickson

Funds raised: $2,965 of $1,000
100 percent raised



Thank you donors
Larissa Nickson : $25
Wanda Petillo
Love from Uncle Butch and Aunt Mary Grace ??????
Tyler and Kiersten Plath : $40
Eugene Shapiro : $50
Delaware Valley Pediatric Associates
Mary Duggan : $10
Meko Defreitas
Your thoughtfulness is a gift that my family will always treasure. I'm touched beyond words about the awareness you shared and never forgetting my son Corey. Xoxo C&C
Denise Stefanelli
from Barb Stefanelli, memory of Michael Stefanelli Jr.
Larissa Nickson : $75
Jeans Day
Jenna Crance
We are so proud of everything you are doing and wish you the best!!--John & Leslie and all of Cooperative Counseling
Jenna Crance : $50
Melissa Callen : $30
I love your passion about your family and this cause. Best of luck to you in raising awareness. What an incredible way to honor Charlotte.
Larissa Nickson
In loving memory of Charlotte, Corey, Bryce, Logan, & Noah ??????????
Mary Davis : $10
Happy Birthday Wendy wish it was more
Gregory Scheiderman : $50
HI Larissa, I just signed up & made a $50 donation, I will be bringing a friend
: $1,000
Larissa Nickson : $45
Usborne Books Fundraiser
: $100
Dorrie Tomayko
Remembering Charlotte, Logan, and Bryce and celebrating Tre and Paige. Lots of love from Texas!!
: $250
: $500
: $100
Anthony Ciaccio : $15
We love you baby Charlotte and Tre! Love forever your BFF Anthony ??
Wanda Petillo : $25
Lisa Walker : $75
For Charlotte ??
Larissa Nickson
Leggings fundraiser
Kimberlee Petillo : $5
Larissa Nickson : $175
: $50
Employee Match from Nicola Gomes (2016 PW Gift)

The Preeclampsia Foundation would like to thank its generous National Sponsors: