Bluegrass for Babies + GIVEAWAY

15 09 2014

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Saturday September 20th from 3-9pm, will be the 6th annual Bluegrass for Babies concert at Sawyer Point benefiting Cincinnati Children’s. There will be performances by some of the region’s top bluegrass bands, family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions, giveaways from exhibitors, and more. Co-founder Anne Schneider says about the event:

“We created Bluegrass for Babies to not only raise funds for the hospital, but with the goal to also also educate parents on raising healthy children. What really sets us apart is that we implement our three pillars of preventative health – nutrition, toxin awareness, and waste management – throughout the Bluegrass for Babies concert. We offer real, non-processed food options like apples, guacamole, and sustainably raised local meats, and feature organic and locally sourced concessions and vendors, as well as family safe skincare products. We also strive to be a zero-waste event, offering water refill stations, creative recycling options, and by composting of all concessions, and service ware.”

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On top of the music and vendors there are 6 interactive areas as well!

Farmer’s Market: Nutrition and food are key components of setting the foundation for healthy lives. The Farmer’s Market features real, non-processed food options like apples, local sustainably raised burgers, gluten-free grilled cheeses, locally made desserts, and more. And, none of the food or drink options contain any high fructose corn syrup.

Healthy Home:  The Healthy Home Experience features activities provided by local experts on home building design and resources, waste management, baby care products, and more.

Family Wellness:  Visit the Family Wellness Experience to learn about relaxation techniques, skincare, family financial plans, pediatric health tips, and more.

Let’s get Moving!: Children of all ages will enjoy a variety of movement activities on the lawn including soccer, basketball and more.

Art & Music: Children of all ages will enjoy exploring new instruments, creating new masterpieces, and more.

Toddler Play Experience: The Toddler Play Experience allows parents to enjoy some of the area’s best bluegrass music and a refreshing beverage in a worry free environment. We have created a contained location on the lawn with many of your toddler’s favorite play activities.

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And the lineup:

3:00pm: Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers

5:00pm: The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

6:45pm: Hickory Robot.

Special guest Jennifer Ellis will perform her popular children’s songs at 4:15pm.

Tickets for the benefit concert are $15 for adults in advance and $20 day of, with children admitted for free. Presale period ends Friday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at www.healthyrootsfoundation.org. Parking is $8 in the Sawyer Point parking lot. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10+ adults until Friday, September 19.  Please contact anne@healthyrootsfoundation.org for more detail

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Don’t want to pay? You’re in luck! I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the event! You’ll also get a gift card for Mama Mia’s pizza! Why the pizza? Bluegrass for Babies will be offering Mama Mia’s pizza this year. 100% of your purchase of from the Mama Mimi’s Pizza Booth will be used towards our donation to Cincinnati Children’s.  And if you need another excuse to grab a slice, Mama Mimi’s uses only high quality, fresh ingredients in their pies! So enter below and I’ll pick a winner This Weds at noon!

 

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The Healthy Roots Foundation is a Cincinnati; Ohio based non-profit organization that helps provide families with the knowledge to make the best choices to raise healthy children. The organization achieves its mission by partnering with health care providers, educators, and local experts to provide educational tools that teach families how to create a healthy home, right from the start.  The Healthy Roots Foundation’s mission of supporting pioneering children’s health research and creating innovative family health education programs is reflected at its signature fundraising events: Bluegrass for Babies and Midsummer Harvest.  Since 2009, the organization has raised over $100,000 to support innovative children’s health research and educational programs through their partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  For more information on the Healthy Roots Foundation or their events, please call 513-549-1838 or visit healthyrootsfoundation.org.
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Coasting for Kids

20 07 2011

From my awesome page:

I am participating in the “Coasting For Kids” event, benefitting Give Kids The World. I will be riding The Racer roller coaster at Kings Island! Your pledge will help provide these special families with a cost-free magical vacation to Give Kids The World, where the families enjoy their own fun times at Central Florida’s attractions. Each year over 6,500 children from all 50 states and around the world experience the Village. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.


About Give Kids The World Village

The most magical sound in the world is that of a child’s laughter. That is what fills the air at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a fanciful, carefree retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their deserving families.

GKTW is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. While at the Village children and their families are treated to weeklong cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attractions tickets, meals and much more. These children learn that dreams really do come true as they and their families and immersed in joy, love and hope for a few unforgettable happy days- a most welcomed escape from the weight of their challenging circumstances.

Since 1986, GKTW has hosted families from all 50 states and more than 68 countries. The extraordinary, life-changing experience that GKTW offers is a gift made possible only thorough the generosity of countless corporations and individuals like you. For more information, visit www.gktw.org.

GKTW’s fiscal responsibility…

GKTW is proud to be ranked among the nation’s top charities and is committed to fiscal responsibility and being a good steward of the support and resources we receive from our generous corporate heroes and dedicated individuals. Of each dollar GKTW spent in the fiscal year 2008, approximately 93 cents went directly to the families for their cost-free, magical vacation.

Charity Navigator has awarded GKTW its four-star rating for the past four years, the organization’s top designation. Charity Navigator also ranks Give Kids The World among the Top 20 charities nationwide.

For more information, visit http://www.gktw.org/aboutUs.asp?a=1&page=financials

I’m choosing to help out this awesome cause, that I’ve first hand seen from many people in my community take part in. I swear the kids come back looking the healthiest they’ve ever been. All I’m asking for a small donation to help me help the kids. I’ve personally thrown in $50 of my own money to help (which doesn’t show up on my page booo…) and I’d love to have others help me in my endeavors as well! Heck I might even take someone to Kings Island with me sometime if they surprise me and are awesome 😉 But really, if I could get all of you on Twitter or Facebook that follow me to donate even $1! that amount would be catastrophic!! Please pass this on. I ride on Sunday… all day… and i’m praying this heat wave goes away by then, so I can “enjoy” 8 hours on the Racer. And if you’re going to be there, let me know!! I might even challenge you to a race 😉

IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP A CHILD IN NEED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE/VIEW THE FUNDRAISING PAGE! 🙂 AND THANKS AGAIN!