RECAP: “Spring Into Giving” BreastfeedLA IMPACT Awards a success!

The BreastfeedLA IMPACT Awards was held May 11th, 2017 at the Castaway Burbank, and we enjoyed a beautiful night celebrating North/East L.A. County’s  breastfeeding community’s
“best and brightest”!

See the event photo album here          Support BreastfeedLA now

Some highlights from the big night:

** Over 115 guests in attendance — a sold-out event

** Gave out 10 BreastfeedLA IMPACT Awards and 3 Distinguished Schools Recognitions

** Twenty silent-auction items and over 40 opportunity drawing items


** BreastfeedLA Board of Directors past president and Special Appreciation Award honoree, Denise Parker, received a standing ovation

**BreastfeedLA Senior Program Director, Cindy Young, gave an impassioned plea for us to band together to be the collective voice, “You go, girl!” to all L.A. breastfeeding parents

** Guest speaker, Tanya Reyes, LAUSD teacher and breastfeeding mother facing pressure from her employer bravely shared her story


View the video with Tanya and her daughter, Solana


Moved? We were and are –
and BreastfeedLA won’t ever stop working for Los Angeles. 

Congratulations again to our deserving 2017 BreastfeedLA IMPACT Award honorees:

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Kaiser Permanente of Southern California

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Burbank Unified School District

Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation (PAC/LAC)

Wendy McGrail, MPH, RD at PHFE WIC

California State University, Northridge

Denise Parker

School Districts:
Glendale Unified School District
Lancaster School District
San Gabriel Unified School District

Breastfeeding LA 2017 (5)Bravo to the best & brightest in L.A. County’s breastfeeding community –
advocates from all sectors, communities, and backgrounds! 

See the event photo album here

Thank You to MOM365 for photography services!

Thank You to our Event Sponsors and In-Kind Donors: 

Autry Museum of the West
(Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses)
Bellies, Babies, Bosoms
Bra Garden
California State University, Northridge
Carseat RN
Descanso Gardens
Denise Parker
D.W. Henderson Jewelers
Elanna Morgon
Equinox Gym
Fairhaven Health
GOLD Lactation
Goldman Family
Gordon Biersch – Burbank
Groundwork Coffee
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Hollywood Wax Museum
Huntington Beach Candle Company
Jennifer Grayson
Joan Ortiz
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
Kentec Medical
Laurel Wilson
Limerick, Inc.
Lizz Russell Creations
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Magic Castle
Maggie Whitman
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Palmer Family
Platypus Media
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Princess Bride Diamonds
PRP Wine Co.
RhoGAM/Kedrion Biopharma
RoseAnn Juarez
Rosemarie Cervantes
Shawn Guy-Gerritsen
Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
UCSD Extension Program, Lactation Education

Breastfeeding LA 2017 (111)

BreastfeedLA staff and interns

Breastfeeding LA 2017 (113)BreastfeedLA Board of Directors (L-R) Shawn Guy-Gerritsen (Fundraising Committee Chair), Denise Parker (Secretary), Rosemarie Cervantes, Linda Goldman, Arissa Palmer, Joan Ortiz (President)
(not pictured: Carmen Rezak, Stacey Armato, Susan Aldana, Maricela Renteria de Rivera, Magdalene Whitman)

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