To all of my readers,
Thank you so much for being part of The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor! Even if all you have ever done is read one of our posts, we are glad we have been able to be part of your life.
I am now asking for something from you. This annual event, the Miracle Milk Stroll is very near and dear to my heart. I have always been a huge advocate for Banked Human Milk. We were lucky enough to record a podcast with Jennifer Canvasser about NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis) and the healing, protective power of Banked Human Milk. The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor is proud to be a sponsor for the event and encourages you to either participate in the event or donate to this worthy cause.
“The Miracle Milk Stroll is hosted by the Best for Babes Foundation and the Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society. The goal of the stroll is to raise awareness, funds, breast milk donations to milk banks to ensure all fragile infants receive the lifesaving human milk they desperately need to survive and thrive.
The Best for Babes Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals – whatever that means (1 day, 1 year, etc.). Its core value is not judging how moms choose to feed their babies, but to give breastfeeding a makeover, and to beat the Booby Traps™ – the barriers to breastfeeding success.
The Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society is a nonprofit made up of a diverse group of healthcare practitioners, researchers, and families from across the country who seek to protect premature infants from necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating intestinal disease that affects thousands of premature infants every year in the United States. NEC primarily occurs in fragile infants, who are not fed an exclusive human milk diet (breast milk reduces the risk of NEC by nearly 80%).
We need your help to make the 2016 Miracle Milk Stroll a success! All net profits from this event will be distributed to this year’s non-profit beneficiaries, all of whom are working to increase access to human milk for vulnerable infants. This year’s beneficiaries are the Human Milk Bank of North America (HMBANA), the NEC Society, La Leche USA, and the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA).
Your stroll registration fee is a tax-deductible donation which not only supports Best for Babes and our worthy non-profit partners, but also serves as your ticket to swag and prizes on the day of the event.
We thank you for your financial support of any amount.”