Fort Worth (PRWEB) August 31, 2014
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas will hold its 10 Year Anniversary Luncheon on September 18, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76116. Executive Director Amy Vickers, Milk Bank Founder Susan Sward-Comunelli, MD and donor mom Kelley Durrant will all speak at the celebration.
The event will highlight some of the Milk Bank’s biggest milestones from the past decade. Since the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas first began accepting, pasteurizing and distributing donor human milk in September 2004, the organization has helped thousands of premature and critically ill babies in the NICU survive and thrive. The Milk Bank now has 35 depots in Texas and four other states, and serves over 95 hospitals. Thanks to the generous donations from more than 4,000 mothers, nearly 2 million ounces of donated breastmilk have been distributed to the babies that need it most.
Amy Vickers, executive director of the Milk Bank, knows that this would not have been possible without the selflessness of the donors. “When it comes to the tiniest, sickest NICU babies, every drop counts. We are forever indebted to our amazing donor moms and greatly appreciate the thousands of moms who over the last 10 years have donated their excess breastmilk to help us save lives,” she says.
On top of celebrating the success of the past 10 years, the luncheon will raise funds for the Milk Bank’s Charitable Care Program, as well as seed the organization’s newly formed permanent endowment fund. The money raised will ensure that all infants and young children with a medical need for donor human milk will receive it, regardless of a family’s ability to pay for the prescribed, medically-necessary nutrition both now and in the future.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas is always in need of more donor moms to keep up with the growing demand for donor human milk. An additional 350 donors are needed to meet the goal of 805 donor moms in 2014. Potential donors can call 1-866-810-0071 to learn more and be screened free of charge.
Luncheon Location: Ridglea Country Club is located at 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116. Ticket cost is $65 per person.
About the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas
The Mothers' Milk Bank of North Texas (MMBNT) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to provide premature and critically ill infants with donor human milk when their own mother's milk is not available. The organization has been dispensing donor human milk since 2004. To donate breastmilk, please email moms(at)texasmilkbank(dot)org or call 817.810.0071 or toll-free 1.866.810.0071. Learn more about milk banking at http://www.texasmilkbank.org. Women with questions about breastfeeding and milk banking can learn more at http://www.texasbreastfeeding.org.
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Media Note: Amy Vickers, Sward-Comunelli, MD and donor moms will be available for interviews prior to the event. To set up an interview, please contact Anne Lasseigne Tiedt at 512.784.3805.