In conjunction with the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association, the Pacific Post Partum Support Society will be hosting a fundraising event to raise awareness surrounding post-partum and perinatal depression and anxiety (PPD/PPA).
Post-partum depression affects approximately one in every six new mothers. This occurs after the birth or adoption of a child. The syndrome can affect the whole family, though women often suffer alone or in silence.
The Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS) has a mission to end this isolation and to offer support to mothers and families. In order to support their cause, they are organizing the Eat, Shop, Love event in honour of mother’s day.
Participating Kitsilano retailers and restaurants offering financial support will receive recognition as part of a campaign to increase traffic in the area. From West 4th near Fir to Balsam Street, a street-wide event with shopping and dinner will be put on.
In order to help mothers feel less isolated and to help increase the public’s awareness of post-partum depression, the event will help raise money for a worthy cause. It will also hopefully help to bring new customers to the local restaurants and shops in the area. The event takes place in May.
The PPPSS began as an informal group back in 1971. It is now a non-profit, charitable organization. The group offers a host of services, many at no or very little cost. The group offers mothers a weekly support group, community mom and baby workshops, resources and other published materials. Both women and their partners in parenting are offered these supports.
The Kitsilano area is home to a vibrant community, with Kitsilano real estate, one of the most desirable markets in North America. Come and join the Eat, Shop, Love event and show support to your fellow mothers and families.