Smile-A-Mile

Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile
Smile-A-Mile
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Smile-A-Mile
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  • Contest: Program or Activity
  • Name of Entry: Thankful for Moms Event
  • What Should the Voters Know?: Each November at Smile-A-Mile Place, we host a program specifically for moms and female caregivers. The purpose of this program is to show support, foster emotional well-being, help develop bonds and provide an avenue for these caregivers to have some time for themselves. They spend time with other moms who are at various stages of the childhood cancer journey. We also bring moms of inpatient children to participate because of our proximity to Children’s of Alabama. During Thankful for Moms, local artists, jewelry makers and designers help participants make one-of-a-kind creations. This year we had “Shop the Mint” Bingo, sponsored by the nation’s largest online boutique and SAM supporter, The Mint Julep Boutique. Every mom received a monogrammed bag, $25 gift cards and other goodies. In addition to the amazing decor, food, crafts and prizes, moms sit and talk about their journeys. We see walls break down and bonds form. For many, this is the first time they have been surrounded solely by those walking the same road. In this, there is tremendous healing.
  • Contact Name: : Kellie Reece
  • Contact Phone: 2053238427