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Here is the official Press release for the charity event. We will have the posters/flyers ready by this weekend and i will post them here too for any one to print off and post. i will include the petition to the Ontario Government as well- we need to get as many Ontario resident signatures as possible!!<br><br>
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Charity Fundraising Indoor Yard Sale for Dr Jack Newman’s Breastfeeding Clinic on World Breastfeeding Challenge Day by MOM2MOM TORONTO<br><br>
Not your ordinary indoor yard sale<br><br>
Toronto, ON —Dr. Jack Newman established Canada's first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in 1984 at The Hospital for Sick Children. Soon thereafter, he opened clinics in several Toronto hospitals as the need for his expertise grew. Unfortunately, all of his hospital clinics have closed down, including the last of them at North York General Hospital last December 2005, when government funding for the programme came to an end. Thankfully, Dr. Jack Newman has found a new home for his new and sole clinic in Toronto where new and breastfeeding moms can go for help.<br><br>
Today, Dr Newman, together with Ms Edith Kernerman, continues to empower mothers to achieve their own breastfeeding goals through the NEWMAN BREASTFEEDING CLINIC & INSTITUTE (NBCI) which is located in the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Building. Since they no longer receive any government funding, they rely on the support of moms, families, and organizations such as ours.<br><br>
As a breastfeeding advocate, MOM2MOM TORONTO is holding a Charity Fundraising Indoor Yard Sale for Dr. Jack Newman's Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto. 100% of the proceeds of the Charity Yard Sale will be going directly to the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic & Institute.<br><br>
When : Saturday, September 29th 2007 10:00am-2:00pm, during Breastfeeding Challenge Day<br><br>
Where : The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Building<br>
1255 Sheppard Avenue East (@ Leslie, near IKEA), Toronto M2K 1E2<br><br>
How : We need your help and support! Here's what we're looking for...<br><br>
Item Donations (all items collected will be sold at the sale, with the funds being collected by and going directly to the NBCI). All pre-loved baby/kids/maternity clothing, toys, books, baby equipment donations should be clean, and in good condition. To arrange drop-off of your donated items, kindly email us.<br><br>
Monetary Donations<br><br>
Please consider a donation to the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, a registered charity, and earmark the donation for the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic & Institute.<br><br>
If you don't need a charitable tax receipt, you can also forward a cheque directly to Dr Newman's Clinic at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Please be sure to put "DONATION - M2M" on your cheque so they know what it is for. Donations will also be accepted at the Sale by Dr Newman's staff.<br><br>
Your presence<br><br>
-come and shop for great deals that support a great cause! admission is FREE!<br>
-join other breastfeeding moms at the Breastfeeding Challenge 2007 and let's make breastfeeding history together!<br>
-buy a raffle ticket or 2 (all monies to go to the Newman Clinic) and enter to win a prize from our supporters during the hourly raffle draws<br><br><br>
About MOM2OM TORONTO<br><br>
MOM2MOM TORONTO is a gathering place and networking platform for moms and moms in business, bringing together moms who are trying to integrate a professional life, motherhood and all the roles that moms play, with the help and support of one another. Through its website, family barbecues, monthly networking workshops for moms in business, charity work and Green Shopping Shows, MOM2MOM TORONTO is building a supportive circle of trust and friendship for moms and moms in business alike.<br><br>
MOM2MOM TORONTO believes in: living an integrated and holistic life; positive change and ethical business practices; empowering women and children; being socially and environmentally responsible; and breastfeeding advocacy. Committed to changing the way moms make consumer choices for their families, MOM2MOM TORONTO leads the way by taking small steps towards taking less from the earth and giving more to it and to one another.<br><br><a href="http://www.mom2mom.ca/toronto" target="_blank">www.mom2mom.ca/toronto</a>
 
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