The Women & Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) is proud to partner with Pilates Fitness Institute (PFI) as part of its 18th birthday celebrations.
Both WIRF and PFI are proudly Western Australian products, but they now share a stronger and much more significant bond; their commitment to improving the health of WA’s women and infants.
Director and Principle Trainer, Suzanne Newby said the team at PFI were excited to support the Foundation’s high-impact research and programs into maternal and infant care; a cause particularly close to her own heart.
“I have been pregnant five times, and given birth to three children (Bo, Mika and Zuma),” Suzanne reflects.
“My experience with pregnancy is made up of many chapters including: miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, ante and post-natal complications, illness, still and live birth. Anxiety, depression, grief, and healing.”
Suzanne said her experience with preterm birth highlighted how important it is for parents to have access to the right clinical interventions and support so they can cope in what is a very stressful time.
“I have seen what research dollars can do. I have experienced what it all means to a mother and baby in real terms. I know, first-hand, how meaningful the work of organisations like the WIRF and King Edward Memorial Hospital is to real people.
“WIRF is in a position to make a difference in the lives of women and babies, and help them at their most vulnerable.”
On Saturday, 28 July, Suzanne and the Pilates Fitness Institute team will host a fundraising party with all money raised going to support the Women & Infants Research Foundation.
For more information about the 28 July event and Suzanne’s very powerful journey visit the Pilates Fitness Institute website here.
For those unable to attend the event but still wanting to support the PFI Appeal, please visit the WIRF website here.