Two area professionals are helping to spotlight healthy pregnancy on May 12, 2017, when Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) holds its fourth annual “Moments” Luncheon at The Country Club at Mirasol. Florida Crystals’ Caroline Villanueva and Kerry Diaz, owner of Curate Clothes + Accessories, are co-chairing the event that will celebrate all things motherhood. Susan Israel and Tara Duhy are Honorary Chairs of the luncheon, which will include an interactive auction and fashion show.
“Each year, an average of 14,000 babies are born in Palm Beach County,” said Villanueva, co-chairwoman of the luncheon, board member of HMHB and South Florida external affairs manager for Florida Crystals. “I, along with Florida Crystals, am proud to support an organization that promotes healthy families and pregnant women in our area. Also a mom myself, it is great to co-chair an event that celebrates mothers for all the extraordinary ways in which we give, love and sacrifice.”
According to Michelle Gonzalez, CEO of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, “The goal of our organization is to improve birth outcomes in our community with targeted focus in areas where there is high incidence of low birth weight, premature deliveries and infant mortality. Our programs are designed to assist moms – physically, emotionally and socially, from conception through delivery and beyond. Last year, we helped 9,402 women in our area.”
Since 1986, HMHB has been the leader in supporting pregnant families in Palm Beach County. Their mission is to improve birth outcomes and promote healthy families by providing access to care, education and support to those facing the physical, emotional, economic and social challenges of pregnancy and infant care.
In addition to Florida Crystals, sponsors for the Moments Luncheon include Lewis Longman & Walker; OB/GYN Specialists; Toshiba Business Solutions; Brent Winans, Clear Advantage Risk Management; Publix Super Markets Charities; Kerry Cavallo and David Abell, Curate Clothes + Accessories; Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC; Florida Power & Light; Dr. Marsha Fishbane; Jeanne Matullo and Amber Bautz, Morgan Stanley; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Cary Stamp & Company; First Republic Bank; Northern Trust; Searcy Denney; Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A.; Wells Fargo; Meg Fielder Events & Marketing and Part of a Pair Photography. The media sponsor is Comcast.
Alyson Seligman of The Modern Savvy will be the guest speaker at the luncheon and will present “an honest, raw journey of motherhood, rising up and finding your joy. “