Enjoy this special guest blog post and giveaway from Amber Rukaj, LMFT, Mommy, and President of the Postpartum Health Alliance.
With Mother’s Day just weeks away, come and enjoy Mamafest this Friday at the La Costa Resort and Spa! Keep reading for a chance to win a package of four tickets for a Mom’s Night Out!
Mamafest, the annual fundraising event for The Postpartum Health Alliance, gives San Diego moms (and expecting moms) a chance to get out of the house and make local connections to support them through all stages of pregnancy and motherhood. The event not only draws hundreds of local moms for a fun night out at a beautiful venue, it also raises awareness about The Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA) and the all-volunteer network they have to support San Diego moms suffering from postpartum depression and related disorders.
“Six weeks after my twins were born, I found myself dreading each new day, constantly anxious and hopeless about the future,” confides Jessica Heldman, now Program Director of PHA. “When I reached out for help, I discovered that I was not alone and that the way I felt was not my fault. I also learned that I could get better,” she continued.
Mamafest aims to not only raise funds for PHA’s annual non-profit operating budget, but also to provide local moms with an opportunity to connect with mom-friendly vendors and services. The event will feature a vendor marketplace, swag bags, light food, a cash bar, educational and engaging speakers, and a silent auction full of great items for mom and baby. This year’s event will take place Friday, April 27, 2012 from 7pm-10pm at the La Costa Resort.
Mamafest is presented by Stroller Strides and is the official San Diego event for Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM). Tickets are on sale for $20 in advance. Learn more online and buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. In addition, the first person to comment here and leave their email address will win a package of four tickets to the event!
Hope to see you there!