Monday, April 22, 2024
Iowa Events Center Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
Pre-Event Festivities 10:45 a.m. CST
Program 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. CST
Cost Early Bird: $75 per ticket | $750 per table
After March 8: $85 per ticket | $850 per table
Virtual: $45 per ticket | $400 per watch party
Parking Both Iowa Event Center parking and street parking available
Thank you Changemakers!
Formerly known as the Every Woman Counts Luncheon, the Changemakers Luncheon is the most sought-after Spring event in Central Iowa. This annual fundraiser is an uplifting and inspirational opportunity to celebrate babies saved while raising awareness and funds to support our mission. Join the community of Count the Kicks Changemakers who are working to create systemic change, improve birth outcomes, and make stillbirth a maternal health tragedy of the past.
Our Presenting Sponsor
MercyOne Des Moines
MercyOne is a connected system of healthcare facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best lives.
The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and care locations are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne is a member of Trinity Health (based in Livonia, Michigan) – one of the largest not-for-profit Catholic health care systems in the nation.
Virtual and In-Person Sponsorships are available. Please contact Colleen Dougherty at email@example.com if you would like more information on becoming a sponsor.
Lisa Even is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and JOY Connoisseur. She is the host of the podcast Have Good Ripple Effect, and the author of “Joy is My Job,” which is her overall approach to life! She helps challenge people to think beyond their backyards and dream bigger to have a bigger ripple effect.
Megan is a Partner and Director of Advisory Services at Gilbert & Cook, a private wealth management firm. Megan and her husband Chad live in West Des Moines with their two children, William and Stella. Megan is a longtime ally and supporter of Healthy Birth Day, Inc. She credits the Count the Kicks program and her doctor for her son William’s safe arrival in 2011.
Josephs Jewelers Gold Box Giveaway
For the second year in a row, Josephs Jewelers is putting the “fun” in fundraiser by hosting the Gold Box Giveaway at the 10th Annual Changemakers Luncheon on April 22. The event was a big hit in 2023, with all 100 gold boxes selling out in only 29 minutes! Keri Hodnefield (pictured) was the lucky winner of the first Gold Box Giveaway. She took home an 18K yellow gold cushion “Viv” locket by designer Monica Rich Kosann that is valued at $1,500. The locket is on a 16/17-inch adjustable diamond-cut disappearing chain and holds two images. Visit our Gold Box Giveaway page to learn how to purchase a box for a chance to win at the 10th Annual Changemakers Luncheon on April 22.
Coachlight Clinic & Spa Selfie Station
We would like to thank Coachlight Clinic & Spa for sponsoring the Snap XP Selfie Station again this year at the 10th Annual Changemakers Luncheon! It is a fun and impactful way to raise awareness about our organization’s mission as people share photos with friends and family across the globe. This year our virtual audience will also be able to participate. Visit the FAQ page to learn more. You can view the 2023 photo gallery here.
About the Changemakers Luncheon
The Count the Kicks Changemakers Luncheon is an annual fundraising event for Healthy Birth Day, Inc. the nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks public health program. All proceeds benefit our mission to educate and empower expectant parents about the importance of fetal movement monitoring in the third trimester of pregnancy.