by Rachel Lincoln Saroff
Executive Director & CEO
Healthy Child Healthy World
Thanks to everyone who helped us “Celebrate Colette” this week, where we kicked off our Spanish Translation program with a bang. We raised more than $11,000 to begin translation of our 5 Easy Steps and “A Wake Up Story” video, to support Healthy Child Party Kit Scholarships, and to contribute to our ongoing Website and Mobile App Update.
Speakers included “The Happiest Baby on the Block” [www.happiestbaby.com] Dr. Harvey Karp, Board Chair Rene Jones, and Mom on a Mission [http://healthychild.org/get-involved/mom_on_a_mission/] finalists Andrea Pett-Joseph and Martha Sanchez.
Our host committee joined together members of Healthy Child’s original founding group, such as Jena and Michael King, with new supporters Sasha Alexander, Laila Ali, Anna Getty, Sarah Jane Morris and Elisabeth Rohm.
Fran and John Lasker are the ultimate hosts; we can’t thank them enough for opening their home to Healthy Child Healthy World.
And, of course, our heartfelt gratitude goes to Nancy and Jim Chuda, for letting us celebrate Colette with them.
We still have $7,500 to go towards reaching our goal, and are using this opportunity to test out microfunding. If you know friends who might be interested in supporting Healthy Child with a small donation, please encourage them to take a look at our CrowdRise page. Any amount helps. Thank you!
Finally, a great big thanks to our sponsors Alligator Pear Catering, Bonterra Organic Wine, Wisteria Lane Flowers and Voli Vodka!