Nourish and Nurture Event Raises Over $60,000 for Maternal and Infant Health in Dallas

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On November 12, 2023 an exclusive gathering of culinary enthusiasts came together at the exquisite residence of renowned Chef Kent Rathbun for the Nourish and Nurture event, an exclusive Signature Chefs experience presented by March of Dimes. The event was a celebration of extraordinary cuisine and a heartfelt commitment to supporting maternal and infant health.

Hosted by the culinary maestro, the Nourish and Nurture event welcomed 75 esteemed guests who were treated to an unforgettable evening of gastronomic delights all in support of the vital mission of March of Dimes.

Beyond the culinary delights, the Nourish and Nurture event served as a platform to raise awareness and funds for the critical cause of maternal and infant health. March of Dimes, a pioneer in the field, is dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies through research, education, and advocacy. The funds generated during the event will contribute directly to supporting initiatives that ensure healthier pregnancies and stronger starts for families.

The evening was a true testament to the generosity of the Dallas community, with over $60,000 raised in support of March of Dimes. These funds will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s initiatives in the Dallas area, ultimately making a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and infants.

“We are immensely grateful to all those who attended the Nourish and Nurture event and contributed to our mission. The overwhelming support from the community underscores the shared commitment to ensuring every baby has the best possible start in life,” said Beth Knott, executive director at March of Dimes, Dallas-Fort Worth.

March of Dimes expresses its sincere appreciation to Chef Kent Rathbun for graciously opening his home for this special occasion, and to our sponsors – Baylor Scott and White Health, Primrose Schools, Texas Health Resources, United Health Care, H-E-B, and Tracy and Jay Bell, all of which contributed to the events unparalleled success. Also in attendance was Pauline Graivier, March of Dimes advocate, volunteer and supporter for more than 65 years!

March of Dimes has supported research, led programs and provided education and advocacy for 85 years…so that every family can have the best possible start.

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March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Building on a successful 85-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. March of Dimes believes in a world where every mom and baby is healthy regardless of wealth, race, gender or geography. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for families of color. Through research, programs and advocacy March of Dimes is working to ensure every family gets the best possible start.

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