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Hoag Returns as Title Sponsor of MOMS Orange County’s Healthy Beginnings Fundraiser


MOMS Orange County, the county’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to newborn and pregnancy health, will mark 30 years of community service during its annual Healthy Beginnings, Bright Futures virtual celebration on Thursday, May 12. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the title sponsor of this year’s fundraiser to stream on Facebook and YouTube @momsorangecounty at 4 p.m. and free to attend. An opportunity drawing will be held on Friday, May 13 on Facebook Live at 11:30 a.m.

Voice over artist/actor Danielle St. Germain will emcee the afternoon affair to include moving client stories, online auction, celebratory anniversary toast and a special presentation by MOMS OC founder Dottie Andrews. All proceeds will fund the nonprofit’s educational and support services that provide a strong, healthy foundation for babies and their families.

Hoag’s title sponsorship funds will specifically help provide intensive home visitation to new and expecting mothers who are vulnerable to domestic violence and maternal mental health concerns. 

“We are grateful to Hoag for their support of MOMS Orange County in our 30th year of helping Orange County moms and families deliver and raise healthy babies. While many things have changed since we formed 30 years ago in response to a prenatal healthcare crisis, our programs have evolved and expanded to serve more than 5,000 mothers, babies and fathers families each year,” said MOMS Orange County CEO Dave Lugo.

MOMS Orange County services are aimed at disrupting the combined dynamics of poverty, lack of health insurance, and barriers to care with core programs including home visitation and group health education for low-income participants.

Event registration is available at The online auction opens on May 5 through May 13 and will offer a variety of wellness, sports and luxury items.

For event or sponsorship information, contact Yazmin Dukes at 714.352.3401. For more information about MOMS Orange County, visit

MOMS Orange County formed 30 years ago in response to a crisis in access to prenatal healthcare for low-income, at-risk women. Today, MOMS Orange County serves more than 2,500 low-income families annually, directly influencing improvements in birth outcomes, maternal health and developmental indicators among infants within a highly disadvantaged population.

By: Stu News Newport