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10th Annual Morning Matters Breakfast
Tue, May 9, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EDT
Each year the Morning Matters Breakfast gathers hundreds of business, education, non-profit, government, medical, and community leaders to connect with the mission of Child Health Services at Manchester Community Health Center. The breakfast generates revenue to improve the health and well-being of area children. This year’s Morning Matters Breakfast is scheduled for May 9 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown. The keynote speaker is Rona Zlokower, the executive director of Media Power Youth, a media literacy program which has become recognized for changing the way kids think about and use media. She will talk about why media matters so much to the healthy development of children.
Zlokower recalls how in 2000, well before we were carrying cell phones in our hands and children had eight hours a day of screen time, Dr. Selma Deitch sought to address the growing influence of media on child and teen health and behavior. Zlokower worked with Dr. Deitch at Child Health Services, and 17 years later remains leader of the program, first called Media Smart, which is now the nonprofit Media Power Youth.
Thanks to the support of the sponsors, there is no fee to attend Morning Matters. Businesses that have already signed on as sponsors for 2017 include New Hampshire Healthy Families, The Harbor Group, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, CGI Business Solutions, Lavallee/Brensinger Architects, Eldridge Investment Advisors, Central Paper Products, Lindner Dental Associates, Elliot Hospital, and Grappone Automotive Group.
One of the highlights is sure to be the story told by a client. Last year the client was Esperanza Rivera. Esperanza is the care-giver for two children, ages 5 and 7 who have autism spectrum disorder. She gave a moving talk about her experience at Child Health Services at MCHC and support services she has received. Rivera has put herself through school for an associate’s degree and is studying at Granite State College for a bachelor’s degree. Her talk conveyed an inspirational attitude of success.
Guests at the benefit breakfast will be invited to make a meaningful gift to Child Health Services at MCHC. The dollars raised will go directly to provide exceptional medical care for over 6,500 of Manchester’s children as well as family support, transportation, interpretation, and other services that have been part of Dr. Selma Deitch’s groundbreaking vision at Child Health Services for more than 30 years.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
On-street metered parking is available, as well as, pay for parking in the Radisson parking lot.
Who can I contact with any questions?
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Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you can give us a call if you are unable to attend and someone will be taking your place. Please call 603-296-9212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report any changes.
Can I update my registration information?
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