Rock Your Bottom Concert: A Free Family Event for a Cause
HILLSIDE, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The National Latina Health Network, in volunteer partnership with A Life Unexpected and PreSchool of Rock, is proud to announce a fun, FREE family concert to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, in support of the HuggiesÃ‚® Every Little Bottom Campaign.
In 2010, a study commissioned by Huggies and Kimberly Clark showed that one out of every three mothers in America has, at one point, struggled with diaper need, which is the struggle to provide babies with a basic need — diapers. Forty-three percent of mothers struggling with diaper need say they need 14 or more extra diapers per week to feel they have enough. Yet there is little help for these mothers and babies as many community-based organizations don’t provide diapers.
After learning about the prevalence of diaper need, Jason Maikos, the primary author behind the popular Old Bridge, New Jersey-based blog, “A Life Unexpected,” offered to lend his time and talent to support local diaper drive efforts. A Biomedical Engineer who was laid-off due to corporate down-sizing in August 2009, Maikos has been documenting his experience as a well-educated husband/father navigating the waters of a tumultuous economy. In his blog, Maikos writes:
“Despite all of our concessions, we’ve been relatively fortunate. We could always provide food and a comfortable, safe environment for our family. …Many families have sacrificed basic necessities and one of the most over-looked sacrifices is diapers.”
Maikos contacted Michael Napolitano, from the Preschool of Rock, who readily agreed to support his efforts. “We give our students a moment to embrace, celebrate and create music in a fun and free atmosphere. We encourage investigation, discovery and creativity with different instruments, dancing, singing, drumming, strumming and lots of laughing out loud,” said Napolitano. With Preschool of Rock on the stage, the Rock Your Bottom Concert is sure to provide attendees with an opportunity to celebrate life and community.
Event details: Date: November 6, 2010 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm Location: Community Food Bank of New Jersey 31 Evans Terminal Hillside, NJ 07205 Cost: Rock Your Bottom Concert is FREE. However, an unopened package of diapers (of any brand) to support the cause is greatly appreciated. All diapers will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey as part of the Huggies(R) Every Little Bottom Campaign. To register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rockyourbottom
Contact: Jason Maikos Owner / Creator A Life Unexpected Blog 732.742.9455 email@example.com
The National Latina Health Network (http://www.nlhn.net) is a national leader in health promotion/disease prevention capacity building. NLHN has extensive experience working with educational institutions, national and community-based non-profits and other leaders in the field of public health to promote and implement promising health promotion practices in the Hispanic/Latino community.
A Life Unexpected: One Man’s Journey Through Life and Fatherhood (http://alifeunexpected-jtm.blogspot.com) provides a refreshing perspective about parenting, priorities and personal fulfillment. The blog aims to create a culture shift that celebrates life and love for family and community.
Contact: Patricia Teffenhart-Maikos 202.445.9692 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE National Latina Health Network