Couple Will Swim Across Lake Michigan to Benefit Postpartum Progress

The lovely Sara Binkley-Tow and her husband Jeff have an AMAZING goal: to become the first married couple to complete an ultra-marathon swim across Lake Michigan to raise awareness of postpartum depression and relate illnesses. Can you imagine?  They’d have to come rescue me about 100 yards out …

The event will raise funds for important organizations such as Postpartum ProgressPostpartum Support InternationalTree of Hope Foundation and MomsBloom, Inc.!  I’m so honored that she included PPI as a beneficiary in this exciting project.  To learn more about it or get involved, visit Through the Blue.

I also must thank Kristin Hodson, LCSW, who recently participated in a TRIATHLON (!) to help raise money for Postpartum Progress.  We recently got a check from Cause Sports thanks to her efforts for $681!  Thanks again Kristin for your wonderful support!!!

About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. That is absolutely AWESOME!!! Wishing them a hugely successful swim and money-maker!! šŸ™‚

  2. That is not very far away from me. I am definitely following them and think my family will need to do a camping trip to go cheer them on! And I am thrilled to see how reasonable sponsoring a mile is!

  3. This is so awesome!!

    Who wants to go on a road trip with me to watch and cheer them on??

  4. WOW! This is amazing.

  5. You go, Kristin! Good job!