In celebrating the spirit of Mother’s day, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies honored an outstanding group of individuals on May 8, 2015. This event was the largest event to date for the organization and they raised close to $100,000. These honorees have exemplified exceptional qualities of kindness, caring, sacrifice and generosity to children and the community. The celebrity hostess was Katina Taylor; along with a live Auction conducted by Gordon Latz.

2015 Honorees: Andrea Garcia:Junior League of Boca Raton & KidsSafe Foundation, Autumn Karlinsky – Volunteer Florida & Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Barbara Burnette – Handy, Ibby Schulman – Jewish Federation, JAFCO & Kids in Distress, Janice Weintraub – Goodman Jewish Family Services & Kolot, Lohna Erickson – 4Kids South Florida, Childnet & Community Christian Church , Yonela Carusi – Hispanic Unity, Shelley Goldstein – I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation & Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Nathalie Sloane – Multiple Sclerosis, Sound of Pride & 1000+.Grandparents of the Year: Collette & Gene Herman – Jack & Jill Children’s Center, Community Foundation of Broward & St. Gregory the Great Catholic Parish and School. Father of the Year: Brad Meltzer, Best-selling author and TV Host – City Year, Make-A-Wish & Sharsheret and our 2015 Forget Me Not Angels: Leah & Kervens Toussaint– Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward.

Some of the Sponsors of the event included Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Memorial Healthcare Systems, Olympus Insurance, Heritage Insurance,, Starpack Inc., Herman Construction, Patriot National Inc., Marcum LLP, Tobin Properties, Sheridan Children’s Services, Atlantis Paradise Island, Celebrity Cruises, Phillip Stein, Suty Free Americas, The Miami Heat, Art of Flowers, DJ GRod and Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is a non-profit, community based 501(c)3 organization founded in 1987, whose mission is to reduce infant deaths by strengthening families through a comprehensive approach to prenatal care, parenting, education and support services. For over twenty-five years, the agency has developed and implemented innovative programs and services for low-income pregnant and parenting families, focusing on zip codes at high risk of infant death, poor maternal/child health, and child endangerment. Learn more at