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Countdown to Kindergarten 2023

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Deanna Spiotta

Join us for a FREE community block party for all ages to help every baby born in 2018 make it to kindergarten in 2023!

Countdown to Kindergarten 2023

Thursday, August 23, 2018
3:00pm – 7:00pm
David F. Gantt R-Center
700 North Street, Rochester, NY 14605

Rochester’s infant mortality rate is 2 times the national average and 3 times the national average for babies of color.

In 2012, Monroe County lost 65 babies.  This year, those babies would have filled two to three kindergarten classrooms.  Thinking about the impact of the children who are not with us, Healthy Baby Network brings our community together to ensure that every baby born this year makes it to kindergarten in the fall of 2023.  Come find out what you can do to help!  Countdown to 2023 with us!

Come get a free water bottle!

Sponsored by MVP Health Care.

Enter to win:

– a family membership to the Seneca Park Zoo for one year
– a four pack of tickets to the Rochester Museum & Science Center
– a four pack of tickets to the The Strong Museum
– a four pack of tickets to a Rochester Americans game, a signed team photo, a signed Rochester Americans Yearbook, and Rochester Americans hockey cards
– signed memorabilia including a player photo and Rochester Red Wings Yearbook from the Rochester Red Wings

There will be music DJ’d by DJ Khadija KD, a bounce house, magic, face painting, pizza and more! Find out how each of us can be a part of helping EVERY BABY born this year make it to kindergarten.

Donate to Healthy Baby Network and help mothers and babies live healthy lives! Click here to donate.

Are you a community based organization?  Fill out this form and return it to Deanna Spiotta at to table at this event!

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About Deanna Spiotta

Deanna is the Communications Director for Healthy Baby Network.