Mother’s Day Brunch and Speaker Event Recap

On Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day), the Global Health Fellows hosted an event to raise awareness and funds for Midwives for Haiti. About 110 people convened for a delicious Baker’s Crust brunch followed by a brief presentation by the Fellows to honor all the mothers in the room and to raise awareness about maternal health issues around the world. Nadene Brunk, Founder and Executive Director of Midwives for Haiti, shared with the group about the work MFH is doing in the Central Plateau region of Haiti and we enjoyed watching the “Making of a Midwife” miniseries.

The Global Health Fellows and International Relations Fellows selling Mother's Day cards at Norfolk Academy's Field Day, May 3.

The Global Health Fellows and International Relations Fellows selling Mother’s Day cards at Norfolk Academy’s Field Day, May 3.

Leading up to the event, the Global Health Fellows sold Mother’s Day cards. In total, the event and card sales raised $4015.56 for Midwives for Haiti! We hope to host a similar event next year on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10, 2015 – so save the date and plan to join us!

Global Health Fellows at the Photo Booth at the Mother's Day Brunch!

Global Health Fellows at the Photo Booth at the Mother’s Day Brunch!

Mother’s Day Brunch and Speaker Event – Join us!

The Global Health Fellows will be hosting an event at Norfolk Academy coming up on Sunday, May 11 to raise awareness about maternal health issues worldwide, to raise funds for Midwives for Haiti (an organization with whom we work while in Haiti), and to celebrate our mothers. We would love for you to join us for the event!
Here are the details:
Brunch catered by Baker’s Crust in the Refectory: 1-2 pm ($15/ticket)
Pre-registration is required for brunch *
Speakers and Documentary in Johnson Theater: 2-4 pm (free and open to all)
* Brief Presentation by the Global Health Fellows
* Presentation by Nadene Brunk, Founder and Executive Director of Midwives for Haiti
* Documentary Screening of Every Mother Counts‘ “No Woman No Cry”
The GHFs shared this short video in chapel today at Norfolk Academy that has gone viral on social media recently. It’s pretty amazing. Enjoy!
We hope you will plan to join us on Mother’s Day!