(Norwalk, CT) – Award-winning creator of The Handmaid’s Story and The Testaments, Margaret Atwood, would be the keynote speaker for the Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis’s (FCCF) annual celebration for its Fund for Girls & Ladies in April. “Unite & Rise: A Digital Celebration for the Fund for Girls & Ladies,” will start at 5:30 p.m. on April 16th. Particular person tickets and sponsorship packages can be found for buy here.
The annual fundraiser may also mark the official introduction of the emme coalition, the Fund for Girls & Ladies’ new signature initiative in partnership with OPTIMUS Well being Care. A research-driven program for women and girls aged 12 to 49 in Bridgeport, the emme coalition will coordinate bodily wellness, behavioral well being and social providers to provide girls and ladies lifelong instruments for wellbeing that may be handed alongside to future generations.
The emme coalition — “emme” stands for empowerment, mindfulness, motivation and education — will present one-stop digital and in-person providers to women and girls in Bridgeport. emme will take a holistic strategy to deal with limitations that stop girls and ladies from receiving high quality healthcare and reaching their full potential. By providing program individuals a broad vary of choices and potentialities, it can assist them make knowledgeable decisions as companions in their very own care.
“We’re thrilled that we will hear from Margaret Atwood, who is thought for her distinct and outspoken perspective on feminism and her views on energy,” Juanita James, President & CEO of Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis, mentioned. “Her wealthy expertise and examine of the world for girls is very welcome as we launch the emme coalition, a program that may give younger girls entry to lifelong instruments for wellbeing.”
“We’re happy to be a part of this essential initiative for girls & ladies. Being neighborhood primarily based, OPTIMUS has the sources to be supportive and information profession and private decisions. Girls are the rocks of any household and their wellbeing pays dividends for all their members.” Ludwig Spinelli, CEO, OPTIMUS Well being Care, Inc.
Atwood had been slated to talk on the Fund for Girls & Ladies annual luncheon in April 2020, which was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. She has written greater than 50 books of fiction, poetry
and demanding essays. Her most up-to-date, The Testaments, received the 2019 Booker Prize. The Handmaid’s Story has been the idea of a critically acclaimed tv collection. Her different works embrace the Booker Prize-shortlisted Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace, The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye and Booker winner, The Blind Murderer.
The Neighborhood Basis’s Fund for Girls & Ladies is in its 23rd yr and is the most important girls’s fund in New England. The Fund’s work has improved the lives of 1000’s of girls and ladies within the area with greater than $8 million in grants. This yr’s digital night occasion comes rather than the Fund’s annual luncheon, which attracts greater than 800 enthusiastic supporters every year and has featured audio system equivalent to Dr. Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King and Tracee Ellis Ross.
As a companion within the emme coalition, OPTIMUS Well being Care will present holistic providers to assist younger girls set life targets and make plans to realize them by means of wholesome way of life decisions, self-advocacy, optimizing employment and making sound monetary selections. The emme coalition will serve 100 girls and ladies by means of intensive case administration, and one other 1,000 with much less intensive providers.
About Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis
Fairfield County’s Neighborhood Basis promotes philanthropy as a way to create change in Fairfield County, specializing in modern and collaborative options to vital points impacting the neighborhood. People, households, companies and organizations can set up charitable funds or contribute to current funds. The Neighborhood Basis is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ nationwide requirements and has awarded over $337.5 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and past since 1992. As a trusted nonprofit companion and thought chief, the group brings collectively neighborhood organizers, enterprise consultants, and philanthropists to shut the chance hole in Fairfield County with a deal with eliminating disparities in schooling, employment, housing, and well being. Our purpose is to create a significant and inclusive neighborhood, the place each particular person has the chance to thrive. Be taught extra at FCCFoundation.org and comply with us on Fb, Twitter and LinkedIN. Take heed to the Fairfield County Thrives podcast at https://fccfoundation.org/podcasts/.
About OPTIMUS Healthcare
Established in 1976, OPTIMUS Healthcare, Inc., is a Federally Certified Well being Middle that gives complete major care to individuals of all ages, no matter their skill to pay or medical insurance standing. Its group of licensed healthcare suppliers and educated professionals make the most of modern methods and in depth expertise to deal with evolving wants. OPTIMUS Well being Facilities are Joint Fee and NCQA accredited. Learn more.
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