Hey there, Healthy Starters!

As we approach the end of 2023, we have so much gratitude for our community and the extraordinary individuals who contribute to our success. Be sure to check out our Annual Appeal Letter attached to this email - because our work never stops!


National Prematurity Awareness Month is happening now. Healthy Start has our butterfly tradition coming up to raise awareness of prematurity in Martin County.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 7th annual Madison's Miracles Remembrance Walk & 5K! The incredible teams and support from our sponsors turned this event into a truly unforgettable experience. Your enthusiasm has left a lasting imprint!

Want to learn all the happenings at Healthy Start? Continue reading to learn about our upcoming General Coalition Meeting!

In addition to our Strong Like A Mother Group and monthly diaper schedule, our updated Thanksgiving hours can be seen at the end of this email. We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the holiday season!




Sam Suffich and your friends at MC Healthy Start

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and November 17th is World Prematurity Day. Every year, we place butterflies in front of Cleveland Clinic North Hospital to symbolize every baby born prematurely in Martin County. In 2022, we had 126 babies born before 39 weeks, a slight increase from last year's numbers. We continue on our mission to ensure babies are born healthy, and we are proud to work towards improvements on this critical milestone.

Healthy Start's Annual Appeal Letter

Martin County Healthy Start Coalition cannot do what we do without you. Please click here to see our complete Annual Appeal letter and see how you can join us in continuing our mission of ensuring all babies in Martin County are born healthy by clicking here.

Madison's Miracles 7th Annual Remembrance Event

The unconditional love for our babies knows no boundaries, whether they're here on Earth or in our hearts. This couldn't have been more apparent than at this year's remembrance event.

We want to thank you and all of your loved ones for attending and supporting our 7th Annual Remembrance Walk & 5K run honoring babies gone too soon. A special thank you to all of our sponsors, including Sunshine Health, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Village Gem CrossFit, Helping People Succeed, Jodi Riley Consulting LLC, Gilbert's Coffee Bar, Chick-fil-A Stuart, Zweben Law Group, Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney and Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company.

A huge shout-out to all of our amazing teams for showing up and showing out, and thank you to Dave Young for the amazing photos! Click here to view all the pictures from the event!

Team Elizabeth - 65 members

Team Liam Francis - 24 members

Team Angelica - 20 members

Team Haylee Rae - 13 members

Team L.P - 9 members

Team Adelyn - 6 members

Team Jackson Joshua “JJ” - 5 members

Logan's WolfePack- 4 members

Jayzarah Annalise - 4 members

Live Like Gabby - 3 members

Jodi Riley Consulting - 2 members

Parker’s Pretty Little Tribe - 2 members

In memory of Emme, Jacob, Beth, Daniel, Joseph, & Jaimie Har - 1 member

Join Us December 1st For Our General Coalition Meeting

Please join us Friday, December 1st at the Martin County Healthy Start Office at 10AM for our General Coalition Meeting. With so many incredible things that have happened this year, and even more amazing things to come in 2024, join us and our Community Partners in a year wrap-up.

November Strong Like A Mother Group

Join us Saturday, November 18th at our Healthy Start office (735 S. Colorado, Suite #110) for Parentsgiving! All year you give every bit of yourself to your families, and now it's time to give thanks to YOU!

This is welcome to both moms and dads and will include TWO raffle items! One family will be going home with a $50 gift card to add to their Thanksgiving feast, and another family will be going home with a Thanksgiving turkey! Please be sure we register, bring your kiddos and a friend or two, and let's feast!

ALL children are welcome! Please register here and share with a friend!

Happy Day Of Gratitude!

We are wishing you a happy holiday season from our Healthy Start team! In observance of Thanksgiving, we will be closed starting Thursday, November 23, and resume regular business hours on Monday, November 27.

November Diaper Schedule

Horarios de pañales de noviembre

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