Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures | Orange County, CA Patch

Catherine K

MOMS Orange County, the county’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to newborn and pregnancy health, will mark 30 years of community service during their annual Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures virtual celebration on Thursday, May 12. The fundraiser will stream on Facebook and YouTube @momsorangecounty at 4:00 p.m. and is free to attend. An opportunity drawing will be held on Friday, May 13 on Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m.

Voice over artist/actor Danielle St. Germain will emcee the afternoon affair to include moving client stories, online auction, celebratory anniversary toast and a special presentation by MOMS OC founder Dottie Andrews. All proceeds will fund the nonprofit’s educational and support services that provide a strong, healthy foundation for babies and their families.

“I’m very proud to lead MOMS Orange County in our 30th year of helping Orange County moms and families deliver and raise healthy babies. While many things have changed since we formed 30 years ago in response to a prenatal healthcare crisis, our programs have evolved and expanded to serve more than 5000 mothers, babies and fathers families each year,” said MOMS Orange County CEO Dave Lugo.

MOMS Orange County services are aimed at disrupting the combined dynamics of poverty, lack of health insurance, and barriers to care with core programs including home visitation and group health education for low-income participants.

Event registration is available at www.momsorangecounty.org/hbbf/. The online auction opens on May 7 and will offer a variety of wellness, sports and luxury items.

For event or sponsorship information, contact Yazmin Dukes at (714) 352-3401. For more information about MOMS Orange County, visit www.momsorangecounty.org.

Major event sponsors include Union Bank, Dr. David and Sadie Sacks, Wright Ford Young & Company, Cigna Health Care, Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Service Champions, Beacon Pointe, Optum, Sonance Foundation, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Nest SoCal Group, PMH Laboratory, Bock & Plummer, Attorneys at Law and RMD Law.

About MOMS Orange County

MOMS Orange County formed 30 years ago in response to a crisis in access to prenatal healthcare for low-income, at-risk women. Today, MOMS Orange County serves more than 2,500 low-income families annually, directly influencing improvements in birth outcomes, maternal health, and developmental indicators among infants within a highly disadvantaged population.

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