Kelly Austing of IN STYLE Magazine Receives EcoBabyWorld/Red Cross "Inspirational Mom of the Year 2010" Award at the Inaugural Green Celebration Event.

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People were gathered to celebrate Kelly Austing, Manager of Creative Development IN STYLE magazine, and the amazing mother of twin boys Mikey and Tommy for her courageous fight in helping families live with autism and for promoting the importance of a toxin free lifestyle.

Inspirational Mom of the Year 2010

Kelly's fight began when she lost her husband in a car accident two weeks prior to the birth of her twin boys. For anybody the pain of that alone would be devastating enough, but having to care for your newborn children puts one in a position that is unimaginable.

Kelly's battle was far from over when she discovered that one of her boys, Tommy, was diagnosed with autism at the age of one. At that point, Kelly became a woman on a mission refusing to sit back and let society dictate how her son should be treated and how she should behave under these challenging circumstances. Accordingly, from when she first learned about the diagnosis, she began on an exhaustive and relentless journey to create her own future for Tommy.

When you meet Kelly you can tell that she is an impressive woman. Stunning and graceful, there is a fire and strength that shines through and you understand how she has been able to go through her battles. She commands attention when she without hesitation answers the questions that people have about autism. This is her life, passion, fight and the reason that she was chosen as the EcoBabyWorld/Red Cross "Inspirational Mom of the Year 2010".

"The intent behind this award is to honor and celebrate one mother's life and have it be an inspiration to everyone. Kelly Austing embraces everything that this award is about with her strength, kindness and tenacity and we are very proud to have presented her with this award", says EcoBabyWorld's CEO Jeanne Holm Ackah.

The Green Celebration on May 1, 2010 featured a select group of the best companies in eco-friendly lifestyle products that were presenting their products offerings to the guests. "We were thrilled to have an amazing group of vendors and especially our wonderful sponsors organicKidz (, OLEHENRIKSEN FACE/BODY and Peak PR Group", asserts Ms. Holm Ackah.

The exclusive group included:

organicKidz - Stainless steel baby bottles
Episencial - Natural baby skin care
Zo-li - BPA free zippy cups and accessories
Paper Culture - Modern and luxurious eco-friendly invitations
Eco Bumz - Organic bamboo cloth diapers
Big Fat Hen - Organic sleep sacks
Beltz 4 Kidz - Fashionable eco-friendly belts and buckles
Booby Trapper - Organic Non-collapsible nursing cover
Organic Baby Couture - Colorful and soft organic baby clothing
Hopscotch Kids - Trendy and fashionable non-toxic nail polish
Oxylent - Vitamin and electrolyte vitality drink
Margaret Rowe -Exquisite vintage jewelry

OLEHENRIKSEN FACE/BODY ( provided luxurious customized pampering to the guests in the spa suite overlooking the ocean. The incredible team had created the most serene setting to showcase their world renowned treatments and product line.

Moo Moo Moosica ( was on hand to provide entertainment to the children while their parents were enjoying the organic brunch on the sun filled patio.

The profits from the event are donated to the Red Cross of Santa Monica, and as the CEO of the chapter John Pacheco concluded "This was an amazing event, ranging from the beautiful venue to the heartfelt speech from Kelly Austing and the high quality of the products on display. We are thrilled to have been a part of such a fantastic event."

About EcoBabyWorld:
EcoBabyWorld ( was founded by the CEO Jeanne Holm Ackah when her newborn daughter continued to have dry skin and breakouts. When she discovered a natural lotion and her daughter's skin improved overnight, the idea for EcoBabyWorld was born. Our CEO emphasizes, "The majority of the companies on our site are founded by mothers and entrepreneurs like me and the network that we are creating is an amazing experience".


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