I’m am very happy to write this post. No actually, I am thrilled to write this post.
A month ago I wouldn’t have thought of making this event possible due to my busy schedule but thanks to the encouragement of my friends Lisa Maloney and Kiki Valentine (co-hosts of this amazing event) I decided to go for it, and here I am today ready to invite you all to join our very first NYC Big Latch On.
The Global Big Latch On encourages and supports communities to make breastfeeding a normal part of day to day life and identifies opportunities to provide on going support for all families. It is the most amazing, fun, global event and a local community based celebration of families held every August during World Breastfeeding Week. With the Global Big Latch On, we are changing the world by celebrating families and breastfeeding in each community.
You all know how passionate we are about breastfeeding in general, we want to encourage new moms to nurse their little ones but we also want to do our bit in helping normalize it in our society. This year I’m proud to announce that we will be hosting our very own Big Latch On. Since we are NYC’s Breastfeeding World(for a reason) our Big Latch On will take place in the heart of Manhattan, Times Square, in front of 1500 Broadway (between West 44th St. & W 43rd St. – Next to Sephora) at 10:30 am sharp. To be able to participate in the Latch On you will have to register, please read carefully:
9:00 am – 9:45 am we will meet in front of the fountain in Bryant Park (Avenue of the Americas between 41st & 42nd St.) to register and meet your volunteer for the event (they will be counting and helping witness groups of ten moms). It’s going to be a HOT day so don’t forget your sunscreen and hats for baby and for mom!.
9:45- 10:00 am – Group photos in front of the fountain.
By 10:10 am we will be walking as a group two-ish blocks away to Times Square for the Global BIG Latch On! Please be on time since we must have all babies latched at 10:30 am sharp!
Let’s make a difference together! Join us! Make sure you RSVP HERE.
Registration will begin at 9:00 am please be on time since all cutie pies will be latched at 10:30 am sharp. If you want to be counted in during the Latch On registration will be open no later than 9:45 am.
It will be a very fun day for everyone, we will have activities, games, giveaways and raffles for all those lucky winners our there. Some of the prizes include breastpumps, wraps, baby clothes, nursing top and so many other surprises. It is also a great opportunity for you to meet other like minded mommas! so please, come and join us in making a difference!
We are very humbled to have received so many awesome donations for our giveaway and raffle, companies from all around the country have pledged their support to our cause and have been very happy to be involved with our event. I would really like to thank each and everyone of our sponsors for sharing their gifts with our community and specially for supporting breastfeeding. I would like to ask you beautiful mommas to thank them as well by leaving some love on their Facebook pages.
Thank you awesome friends!
We can’t do this event alone, we need your help to make it a successful one so please share this post and invite all your breastfeeding friends to come join us! I guarantee you’ll have fun! If you would like to volunteer for to help us out before & during the event please get in touch with me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be posting updates about the event in our page as well as the event page so don’t forget to RSVP. I will see you all on August 1st. at 9:00 am!
Be sure to join us in our social media accounts to be up to date with the progress of our project!
And… Don’t forget to share your brelfies using our HT #NYCBreastfeedingWorld
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