Entertainment Tonight’s Samantha Harris will host the 5th annual Celebration of Babies Luncheon on November 13 in Los Angeles.
The event will honor three individuals who exemplify the March of Dimes commitment to improving the health of babies by helping moms have a healthy full term pregnancy: Amy Stenson, MD, OB/GYN; Dr. Charles Simmons, Jr., Chairman Department of Pediatrics Cedars- Sinai Medical Center; and Dr. Jenn Berman, Psychotherapist, Sport Psychology Consultant, Author, Speaker and Media Figure.
Also on-hand will be the 2010 March of Dimes’ “Stork Club” of Celebrity Volunteers which includes Ali Larter and Jenna Elfman. The Stork Club members are individuals who have had or are expecting babies in 2010. Also in attendance will be Laila Ali and more.
Through research, education, advocacy and community programs, the March of Dimes is a champion for the health of all babies. For more than 70 years the March of Dimes has enjoyed a rich history of Hollywood celebrity support. Stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and many others have volunteered for March of Dimes lifesaving campaigns. Proceeds from the Los Angeles Celebration of Babies luncheon benefit March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. November is Prematurity Awareness Month, when the March of Dimes calls on everyone who cares about babies to “Fight for Preemies.” Premature birth, the leading cause of newborn death, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., affecting more than half a million babies each year. Hollywood moms and dads are joining March of Dimes to celebrate their healthy babies and raise funds to ensure all babies have a healthy start. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com/fight or nacersano.org.
The Celebration of Babies event takes place at The Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S Doheny Drive at 11am, November 13.