PPCM fund

A Peripartum-Cardiomyopathy Prevention Project

Who WE are

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Our Mission

PPCM Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded by PPCM Survivors dedicated to saving unsuspecting mothers and their families from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy; a relatively unknown yet deadly heart disease surrounding pregnancy. Shockingly, we have found that big-name "Heart Associations" do NOT conduct research nor spread awareness regarding PPCM... We are on a mission to implement systems, spread awareness and further research & aid in the prevention of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy as well as provide support to the families that have been deeply affected as a result of PPCM.  We want to reach as many people possible in order to save as many lives as possible!

No mother needs to die, no child needs to be motherless.

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IPAC Research

We want to know what causes Peripartum Cardiomyopathy on a molecular level. IPAC (Investigations of Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy)  case studies provide us with a  leading-edge look into the underlying causes of PPCM and how to further prevent the disease. While the direct underlying cause is still unknown, there are ways to prevent full blown heart failure and mortality if caught in time. We are learning more and more everyday; with your generosity, we can help further the knowledge of trusted health care professionals to hopefully one day put to rest Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, not another mother, daughter, wife, partner. 

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Get Involved

We are heart sisters, we band together.

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or simply spreading the word; THANK YOU, words are not enough. We couldn't accomplish our mission and reach the women we need to reach without the love and help from supporters like you... 


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Please let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality and welcome newcomers with open arms. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you... We're excited to have you join our family.


News

May 5th

Mom Congress

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May 5th

Mom Congress

Get ready, here we come Washington! Mom Congress is May 5th-7th, 2019

MAR 2nd

Billboards!

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MAR 2nd

Billboards!

Thats right! Here we come LA; we'll keep you posted on the progress, however, soon you'll slowly start seeing PPCM FUND on a billboard near you!  

Hope everyone had a good and healthy heart month!

Jan 2nd

Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

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Jan 2nd

Heart Cell Defect Identified as Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Happy 2019! We are starting the new year off with a mic-drop worthy announcement... A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of PPCM is a functional heart cell defect. Read more  about it here

Dec 11th

House to Consider H.R. 1318.

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Dec 11th

House to Consider H.R. 1318.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the House will consider H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, as amended, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 2, 2017, by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Nov 1st

New Member in the PPCM Family!

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Nov 1st

New Member in the PPCM Family!

Great News! We are so very excited and proud to announce Dea Brawley as our newest member to sit on our PPCM Fund Inc. Board of Directors! 

Get connected

Stay up to date with news & events and get connected!

Educate yourself

PPCM & The BNP Test

There is so much to know.

The earlier you know more, 

the better.


Click HERE for more on PPCM

BNP-Test Info

Make It Legal

The Preventing-Maternal-Deaths Act

Aiming to improve the quality of care & systems. Preventing pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths. Pass it on.

Learn More

Take The Self-Test

Severe Shortness of Breath | Extreme Swelling or Weight Gain | Dizziness & Fainting | Chest Pain or Fast Heart Beat | Persistent Cough or Wheezing.

Take the TEST

Considering Post-PPCM Pregnancy?

- Here are 10 key things you need to know now, not later.


- AND - 


- What can a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) subject do to reduce the risks of relapse of heart failure in a subsequent pregnancy? 


10 key things

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Strategic Partners

We are very proud to partner up with founder DeAnna Stewart from the nonprofit SaveTheMommies.com, as well as Nicole Purnell from MoMMA's Voices, on our quest to save mothers and families around the world from Peri-& Post-partum Cardiomyopathy. 


Additionally, connect with our own 

Brianna Henderson & her stories, 

@LetsTalkPPCM

Medical Professionals

James D Fett MD is the authority on Peripartum- Cardiomyopathy and works closely along side  Dennis M McNamara MD in the PCN and with IPAC, setting the bar high in the fight against PPCM. Dr Fett was recently presented The CPP 2018 Distinguished Award for his lifelong commitment to women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. In addition, we are proud to have Karol E Watson MD as an advocate in association with the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health and Prevention Program.

The Heart Sisters

Your PPCM support group. Meet the Heart Sisters and read their stories @ savethemommies.com

Get connected with the Save The Mommies Facebook support group. 

Support Group

Corporate Sponsors

We are always on the lookout for new strategic corporate partnerships. If you are interested and would like to learn more regarding corporate sponsorship please email us at:

donate@ppcmfund.com 


Our Partners:

-Yogurt Stop & CBD

-Mom's The Word

-Panera Bread  -Waggz Tags

 -Hero Locations Co

-Bounce: Play Matters  -A Pea In The Pod

- In The Zone Locations

- More pending,  join the fight!


Shop PPCM FUND

The PPCM FUND store 

is now open!


You can now get all your PPCM FUND swag from our store, link below. 


Hoodies

T-shirts

Tanks

Mugs

& More!

Our Store

Join Our Family

Are you passionate about what we are doing?? We are too... There are many ways to get involved. Choose the one that best suites you. The smallest contribution can make the biggest difference.  


Email us to find out more on how you can help.

Donate now

  • Your generous gift will help us put an end to PPCM! 
  • No mother needs to die.
  • No child needs to be motherless. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Downloads

2019 PPCM Flyer - Free Download


Reach out

- Lindsay Staloff -

Executive Director, President

PPCM Survivor 


General Inquiry

contact@ppcmfund.com


Media Relations - Brianna Henderson

Send email: Attn. Brianna


Donor & Sponsor  Relations

donate@ppcmfund.com

Office Hours

9-5  PST

By Appointment Only


Los Angeles, CA