Grateful Heart Gala in Los Angeles
Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
Please join us once again at the lovely Tiato in Santa Monica on Friday, May 9th for an evening in celebration of mothers everywhere! The Mother's Day ediction of the Grateful Heart Gala will include dinner, cocktails, live music and exciting live and silent auction opportunities where you just might find the perfect gift for the mom(s) in your life.
We are thrilled to welcome Carrie-Ann Moss as the Master of Ceremonies for this year's Grateful Heart Gala. Moss is a Canadian actress, most known for her role as "Trinity" in The Matrix Trilogy. She boasts many impressive acting credits, including starring in the Oscar-nominated Chocolat and earning an Independent Spirit Award for her performance opposite Guy Pearce in Memento. Most recently, Carrie-Anne starred in Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii, out earlier this year. Married to Steven Roy, the couple has two sons and one daughter together.
For details on event sponsorhip, please contact us at (415) 379-4762 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation of your mother as well as those are are dying to give birth across the globe.
We hope to see you there!
When & Where
One Heart World-Wide
One Heart World-Wide’s mission is to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas.
Our life-saving skills programs were initially established in the late 1990’s in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. During our time in Tibet, One Heart World-Wide experienced a number of significant successes in collaboration with the Lhasa Prefecture Health Bureau and the Women’s Federation. Over the last ten years, we were able to decrease unattended home births from 85% to 20%, mostly by ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant at delivery. In 2008, in the two counties where One Heart World-Wide was working, the Lhasa Prefecture Health Bureau reported no maternal deaths and newborn death rates dropped from 10% to 3% since the start of the One Heart World-Wide project.
Based on our experience, One Heart World-Wide developed an effective, replicable and sustainable model to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and delivery among vulnerable rural populations. Simply put, we work with local communities and local health providers to develop a culturally appropriate Network of Safety around mothers and infants, by raising awareness, teaching good practices, and distributing essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first months of life. The Network of Safety is innovative in that it is tailored to the local cultural context, that it puts the mother first and that our interventions are aimed simultaneously at several different levels to ensure appropriate continuity of care for the mothers and infants.
We are currently focusing our efforts on maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in Nepal. Since beginning our work in two districts in western Nepal, we have seen significant results. In the Baglung district, both maternal and newborn mortality have decreased by over 80% since 2009. In our second district, Dolpa, where we have been working since 2011, we have seen a decrease in maternal mortality of nearly 40% and newborn mortality has dropped by more than 64%. This year we will begin program implementation in a third district, Dhading.