Cherished Mom Fundraiser Gala

  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this years Gala has been canceled. Stay tuned for another opportunity to support Cherished Mom! 

We are so thrilled to host another Gala to kickstart a full month of raising awareness for Maternal Mental Health during May. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the number one complication of childbirth, and Cherished Mom is dedicated to educate moms, families and the community. Our Blue Jean Ball is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are asking you to get involved through sponsorship, in kind donations and/or monetary giving.

The Blue Jean Ball is here for its second year of celebration with delicious food and drinks to boot. As our largest planned fundraiser, the Ball will help secure the much needed funds to run our programs to raise awareness and educate new moms and families surrounding perinatal mental health, like postpartum depression, in Northeast Tennessee. With your sponsorship, we can provide free self-care boxes to new moms after they receive much needed education (a series of videos completed by health care professionals).

Your support of our Blue Jean Ball through sponsorship or donations goes a long way in helping the community we all live and work in. Plus, it affords you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening! We appreciate your support of Cherished Mom and our mission to educate new moms, families and the community so that no mom suffers in silence and has access to resources, support and education.

If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, you may make a monetary donation to Cherished Mom to help offset the cost of the Gala, including enabling us to purchase items for the auction.

Meet our Speaker for the 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball:

Katie is a thirty-something mom of three living in Atlanta. A PMAD survivor herself, she started her blog in 2015 as an outlet for authentic storytelling in the trenches of motherhood. Leaving behind a career in Labor & Delivery, she has spent the last four years building a community of women through honesty and humor. Her emotional work on body image, mental health, and redefining beauty has gone viral multiple times and reached audiences all over the world by way of Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. In 2019 she launched a podcast, If I’m Being Honest with Katie Crenshaw as another way to elevate and voiceless and normalize the human experience. She is the 2020 Spokesperson for The Blue Dot Project.

Meet our Emcee for the evening...

Paula Masters is the vice president for Health Programs in the Department of Population Health for Ballad Health.

Prior to coming to the health system, she served as assistant dean of Student Services and director of the Tennessee Public Health Training Center-LIFEPATH at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for more than seven years. She also is cofounder of the Center for Rural and Appalachian Health at ETSU and was with the Tennessee Department of Health for seven years before that time.

Paula has a doctorate in Community and Behavioral Health, a Master of Public Health in Health Services Management and Policy, and graduate certification in Health Care Management. She has conducted extensive work in health promotion and improvement, social marketing, community mobilization, rural health disparities and community and organizational engagement.

Paula is a very active member of the Tennessee Public Health Association, where for the past 15 years she has served as both a member and chair of many committees and served as president in 2014. She currently also serves on boards of the Virginia Health Catalyst and Appalachian Mountain Project Access.

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