The HER Foundation was founded by women who experienced HG and wanted to increase awareness.
There are many ways you can help us continue this campaign. See our volunteer page, which lists ways you can help the HER Foundation and other women directly.
The HER Foundation volunteers are key to the success of media awareness campaigns. HER periodically releases news related to HG to the press. These press releases and the HER HG Fact Sheet are available on our site and the Foundation encourages volunteers to distribute them to local media, then make follow up calls to find out if a reporter, editor, or producer is interested in the story.
Once a reporter is willing to do a story, e-mail the Foundation's media department with the contact information and the Foundation will follow up with the reporter. The media department will give each volunteer specific talking points and guidelines on talking with the media. You must be a registered volunteer to do this and also be willing to take the time and effort to spread the word!
We encourage you to write your story to celebrities like Kelly Clarkson or Amy Schumer, who had HG, and encourage them to increase awareness of HG.
We are planning to do other e-mail campaigns to prominent talk shows, so watch our social media to see what is new and how you can help the Foundation create awareness. The stories of HG women must be heard!
It would be ideal if every woman with HG would write a letter each year to their congressperson. One day, we will find a politician whose life has been impacted by HG and that is how we will be heard. Currently, the HER Foundation does not receive any federal funding or grants.
Every day, women and their families are looking for resources and support on HG. Many sites have outdated or incorrect information on HG. One way that you can help is to find other pregnancy/health sites and ask if they would like to link to HER or add a page about HG. You can forward contact information on interested sites to us.