Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You're Invited: An Evening with Healthy Start

Next Thursday, January 21, The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County is partnering with Sarasota Architectural Salvage to host “An Evening with Healthy Start”, a fundraising event featuring live music by local band The Equines, food from local restaurants, beer and wine, fabulous raffles, and in-store specials with all proceeds going directly toward Healthy Start services.

The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, infants, and young children in our community. We coordinate a variety of specialized programs to serve high-risk groups and address specific risk factors that contribute to fetal death, prematurity, low birth weight, and infant death. Our program includes home visits, education, counseling, and referrals for at-risk pregnant women. We also educate the community about important topics in maternal and child health.

Sarasota Architectural Salvage is a unique home remodeling store, featuring an eclectic array of furniture, architectural relics, and artifacts from historic Sarasota to around the globe. Located on Central Avenue near downtown Sarasota, it is a well-known staple of Sarasota businesses, popular among local designers, restoration specialists, remodelers, and the general public.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include 2 drink tickets and a $5-off coupon to SAS. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (941) 362-0803.

Healthy Start's goal for this event is to raise at least $2,000 to go toward training three Certified Lactation Counselors to provide breastfeeding education and support to Sarasota families. These services are invaluable to new mothers and greatly increase the success rate of breastfeeding, which provides the most optimal nutrition for newborns, increased maternal-child bonding, and stronger immune systems.

Please join us for what is sure to be a fun and memorable event!

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