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20 Years Providing Healthy Beginnings for Children Champions for Children Luncheon 2014

12th Annual

Champions for Children Luncheon May 28th at The Riverhouse

Join Healthy Beginnings on May 28th 2014 at the Riverhouse Convention Center for its 12th Annual Champions for Children Fundraising Luncheon as we celebrate 20 years of providing healthy beginnings to children. This is a free lunch with opportunity to donate. Healthy Beginnings mission is to ensure that all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. Our mission is supported through hundreds of committed volunteers, community partners and donations. We will also recognize and celebrate our 2014 ‘Champion’ for Children. To nominate a Champion, please contact Holly Remer at Ways to partner with HB for this year’s 12th Annual Luncheon May 28,th 2014 Be our Guest Nominate a Champion for Children Become a table captain Become a Sponsor Donate

To reserve your seat or if you are interested in becoming a table captain as this year’s luncheon please contact Anna Marie Casey at Your support of Healthy Beginnings is a testament of your commitment to the lives of young children we could not continue this work without you!

Board of Directors Officers: Garrett Bergby President Jennifer Moss Lewis Vice President Arden Dettwyler Secretary Susan Crawford Treasurer Members: Courtney Latham Bridget McGinn Dr. Casey O’Neill Debbie Coehlo, PhD, PNP Renee Nelson Mari Enders Theo Giannioses Jane Dunham Paul Andrews



Beginnings is proud to announce that we are now partnering with local preschools bringing them a custom health and development team of experts to children under 5 years of age. Focusing primarily on 4 essential areas; Vision, Hearing, Behavior and Development, we are calling this 4 b4 5. Preschools (and Daycares) can contact Healthy Beginnings to schedule a screening for the children who attend their schools. This is a real benefit to local preschools, the children who attend as well as the families that may not have the time to get their children screened due to busy schedules.

Holly Remer Executive Director Laurel Case Outreach Specialist Shelley Irwin Family Support & Outreach AnnaMarie Casey Donor Relations & Volunteer Specialist Anna Van Gordon Community Relations & Resource Specialist This newsletter was printed by

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Thank You to the following Healthy Beginnings’ Champions for their generous support! Businesses / Foundations 5 Fusion A Child’s Garden Preschool A Lil Institute-For Little People, LLC Advantage Dental Clinics Advanced Northwest Welding American Licorice Co. Aspen Academy Bank of the Cascades BBT Architects Beginnings Preschool Bend Brewing Co. Bend Chamber of Commerce Bend Elks Lodge No. 1371 Bend Garbage & Recycling Bend Memorial Clinic Blooms & Sweets Boneyard Brewery Bouncing off the Walls Brooks Resource Carrera Motors Central Oregon Nutrition Consultants Cobblestone Preschool Cover Oregon Crux Fermentation Project The Dental Foundation of Oregon Desert Blossom Preschool Desert Orthopedics Inc. Deschutes Brewery Deschutes County Deschutes County Commissioners Diversified Heating & Cooling Dutch Bros Elemental Eyecare Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Falling Waters Fred Meyer Gobeille Orthodontics Goulart Natural Health & Chiropractic Grudin Family Trust Hickman, Williams & Associates High Desert ESD High Country Disposal Highland Baptist Church Home Smart Realty Home Heating & Cooling Injury & Health Management Center Juniper Pediatrics Kerkoch Katter & Nelson Kirby Nagelhout Construction Kissler Family Foundation Kohls Knife River Larson Learning Center Lay It Out Events Leahey Consulting Group Les Schwab Tire Centers Living Waters Baptist Church Living Well Therapy Liz’s House Daycare Lollipop Kids

Businesses / Foundations


Lumbermens Insurance Macy’s Merrill O’Sullivan Attorneys Morning Star Christian Mid Oregon Credit Union Midstate Charitable Trust M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Mosaic Medical Moonlight Mailing MOsley WOtta Mt Bachelor Rotary Club Natural Medicine Associates Nativity Lutheran Church The Neighborhood Center Nesting Mama Newport Avenue Market Newschannel 21 O’Neill Orthodontics On Point Community Credit Union One Main Financial Oregon Community Foundation Oregon Montessori Assoc. Oregon Spirit Distillers Oxford Suites & Inns Pacific Power Foundation Pacific Source Health Plans Pediatric Heart Center of CO Pink Chandelier Progressive Screen Printing Pumpkin Patch Preschool Pure Care Dental Quota Intl of Central Oregon Ray’s Food Place: La Pine, Prineville & Sisters Redmond Surgery Center Roberts on Wall Street Rupp Family Funds SELCO Community Credit Union SHARC Shop Smart La-Pine Sisters Kiwanis Sisters Park & Recreation South Valley Bank & Trust St. Charles Health System Stone Soup Strictly Organic Coffee Sunriver Christian Fellowship Sunriver Marketplace Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation Sunriver Women’s Club Timm Family Dentistry Trinity Episcopal Church Together for Children Umpqua Bank United Way of Deschutes County US Raceworks LLC Wal-Mart of Bend and Redmond Wall Street Storage Ward Family Fund Wells Fargo Foundation Williamson & Company

Joan Alles Benjamin Amott Paul and Jennifer Andrews Rose Archer Rocio Arreola Zorina Balch-Cone Thomas & Barbara Barber Talena Barker Melinda Bentley Garrett Bergby Lyn Bogie Teri Boynton Lori Brizee Shoshana Buckendorf Angela & Jeremy Buller David & Sally Cancilla Jami & Anthony Carino Ernest Carino Tom & Susan Carroll Ronald Carver Ana Gomez Castro Marjorie Chandler Mike & Lilian Chu Elka & John Christenson Nancy Cleveland Debbie Coehlo Lee Cole Margaret Ann Cole Susan Conrad Jason & Amy Conger Susan Cooper Mark & Rebecca Cowart Melissa & Mike Crossno AnneMarie Daggett Sus & Thomas Deatherage Mary & John Deegan Len & Marj De Groot Jim & Dory Delp Magnolia DeMontegre Dennis Dempsey Ed Derksen Kristina Derksen Arden Dettwyler Mary Jane Drey Susan Duncan Kathy Eckman Craig & Kathy Emerson Nancy Faulkner Tawna Fenske Jason & Ann Fleck Mandy Fritchman June Ford Sami Fournier Alicia Fox Cora Gangware Lorena Garcia Linda Gilpin Virginia Graham Leonard Gross Gail Gumpert Jessica Hacker Viveca Hanson Judy Heck James & Emily Henry Kimberly Henry Jon & Caryl Hosler

Gloria Irwin Jeff Irwin Brad Irwin Constance Jarvis Christie Jespersen Edie Jones Donald & Ann Kelly Mona Key Larry & Kathleen Kimmel Donna Kopacz Laura Korb Casey Kump Eli Lafranchi Marta Lawrence Gaye Lawson Chelsie Leavitt Robert & Marianne Lebre Dee Ann Lewis Don & Lisa Loveless Sharity Ludwig Lisa Lusk Ellen Macke Eileen Macbeth Karen Malanga Zach & Lisa Martin Carol “Cammie” May Genie McBurnett Shari & Michael McCall Bridget McGinn-Clark Brett & Jonna Mellon J. Moore Steve Moore Jeff Monson Lynn Murray Mia Neeb Sandra & Richard Negus Richard Newberry Carolyn Nilsen Dr. Casey O’Neill RE & JJ Ownby Dennis & Shauna Payne Donna Pfeiffer Tom & Judy Ralston Elaine Redman Gary Romaniak Janet Russell Marie-Louise & Kenton Sandine Sue Schmidt Suzanne Schrader Meredith Shadrach Paul Shales Janis Sharpe Michelle Slivkoff Mara Stein Molly Svendsen Trace & Diane Tipton Andrea Trautner Sandy Troxell Heather VanDusen Ashley Voelzow Vanessa Wallis Betsy Warriner Wes Weight Carol Wellock Evy Wesley Jillian Wickham Janae Wiseman Thomas & Lois Worcester Kerry & Henry Zenich

THANK YOU GRATIDUTE Appreciation Thank You You’re the Best


You are so important to us, so please don’t hesitate in reaching out to us if you were missed on this Thank You page. We will be sure to get you listed in the next newsletter. or 541-383-6357


20 Years Providing Healthy Beginnings for Children

We are excited to announce the Healthy Beginnings is celebrating its 20th year of serving Central Oregon’s children and families by offering FREE health screenings to children from zero to 6 years of age. How do we plan on celebrating? First, by THANKING all our supporters (those mentioned well as many many more throughout the last 20 years!!) Secondly, we plan to continue offering the same quality health screenings throughout this year to reach our goal of screening over 9000 children.

Healthy Beginnings’ 1st Annual Early Childhood Resource Fair


April 19th, held at St. Charles Conference Center, over 35 preschools, vendors and non-profit organizations came together for the benefit of the parent of the young child. Parents of Over $5000 donated Bend came with their children to enjoy fun activities at each table and to discuss in sponsorships and important information to help them raise healthy happy families. This event also gave table registration fees. Healthy Beginnings a wonderful opportunity to begin a partnership with local preschools by launching a new


b4 5 custom onsite health & development screening catered to preschools. At this event, Healthy Beginnings’ experts were able to screen over 25 children in the areas of vision, hearing, developmental and behavior. Over $4000 was raised to help Healthy Beginnings continue its mission of serving families and children in our communities.

All funds benefit Healthy Beginnings

We LOVE our Volunteers! Healthy Beginnings celebrated our Volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party on April 10th. An excellent turnout of dedicated volunteers came to enjoy a free lunch provided by the staff at Healthy Beginnings. Congratulations Kerry Zenich who was voted Healthy Beginnings’ Volunteer of the Year. Kerry was presented with beautiful flowers and a gift certificate to a Hola. Healthy Beginnings is always looking for more volunteers. Please contact our office at 541-383-6357 if you’re interested in joining our team of volunteers.

A Free Scoop of Ice Cream = $$ for Healthy Beginnings A

HUGE Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for hosting yet another successful FREE CONE DAY to benefit Healthy Beginnings. Of course, we must thank Mother Nature as well bringing us 70 degree weather on that same day. (she was a big help). Over 4600 scoops of ice cream were served on April 8th to ice cream lovers of all ages. With that, our generous community donated nearly $1600 to Healthy Beginnings. THANK YOU to Central Oregon families for your generous donations allowing Healthy Beginnings to continue serving you and your families by screening your young children.

A Great Success! On March 8th, Healthy Beginnings hosted its 12th Annual Grin & Bear It Run and Family Fun Run at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Over 300 runners showed up for both a 5k & 10k run/walk. Families enjoyed a ‘fun run’ as well. Individual competitive runners came out in droves. We also had corporate teams organized by companies like Mosaic Medical and Bluefish who got into a friendly competition spirit. There were several community teams that came together to share their enthusiasm for healthy lifestyles. The weather seemed to cooperate with a welcomed dry but cool day, which the runners seemed to appreciate. Thank you to our many sponsors. Without them, this event would not have been possible. Healthy Beginnings raised over $21,000 to go directly towards our mission of screening children throughout Central Oregon.

STAMPS of APPROVAL A Bear-Hug Testimonial

A concerned mom saw a 21 Cares for Kids ad on KTVZ (the local NBC affiliate) and knew she had to bring her daughter to our screening. Mom had just rescued the small family from a domestic violence situation and was concerned about how her daughter was doing. At the screening, the child was assessed with our 12-point kid inspection and concerns were found in multiple health and developmental areas. Mom had an opportunity to chat with specialists regarding the needs of her child and family, and at checkout mom left with referrals for vision, dental, behavior, speech, motor skills, health and nutrition. Any mother, faced with this many referrals might be challenged to connect with all services needed but this mother followed through on all referrals. This sweet little girl now has services from Early Childhood Special Education, WIC, has received a vision exam, and now has a primary medical home thanks to information and support from Healthy Beginnings.

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20 Years Providing Healthy Beginnings for Children

2014 Screening Dates January 10: Redmond: Community Presbyterian Church January 25: Bend (Saturday): Juniper Pediatrics February 7: Prineville: Larson Learning Center March 14: Madras: Westside Elementary/Community Center April 4: Sunriver: New Generations Preschool April 18: Bend: Cascade School of Music April 25: Redmond: Highland Baptist Church May 9: LaPine: La Pine Community Health Center May 30: Bend: Nativity Lutheran Church Aug 9: Redmond (Saturday): Highland Baptist Church Aug 22: Bend: Alyce Hatch Center Sept 19: Madras: Westside Elementary/Community Center Oct 3: La Pine: La Pine Community Health Center Oct 17: Sisters: Sisters Elementary Oct 24: Bend: Nativity Lutheran Church Nov 7: Redmond: High Desert ESD Nov 14: Prineville: Larson Learning Center Dec 5: Bend: Foundry Church

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