- Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6 PM
- Venue at the King Centre – 300 East Main Street #200, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
This is an exciting year for us as we prepare to host our 1st annual Cherished Mom gala during May, maternal mental health month! With postpartum mood and anxiety disorders being the number one complication of childbirth, Cherished Mom is dedicated to changing the knowledge landscape of perinatal mental health. We want moms to see the value of their self care and how to put it into practice as a new parent. We are asking you to get involved and sponsor our 1st annual gala, the Blue Jean Ball.
The Blue Jean Ball is here for its first year of celebration with some delicious food, entertainment and fun! 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 mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression, in Northeast Tennessee. With your support and sponsorship, we can provide free self-care boxes to new moms after they receive much needed 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.
Steven D’Achille is Founder and President of the Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression. He founded the foundation in 2013 immediately following his wife’s death from complications of PPD. His focus is on building treatment facilities where a mother and her baby can get treatment together. He has worked with Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to build one of the most comprehensive mother baby day hospitals in the United States. He has worked closely with Highmark to get reimbursement rates to help make the Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Behavioral Health not just sustainable, but also easily replicable. The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Behavioral Health opened recently in Pittsburgh, PA. His passion is creating access to care for families struggling.