Posted by the JF&CS Events Team

On Wednesday morning, more than 470 guests gathered at the Westin Waltham Hotel to celebrate the important work of the Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS) at the JF&CS Women’s Breakfast. The morning’s featured guest speaker was Anne Geddes, world renowned photographer and global children’s advocate.

Anne Geddes shares our deep commitment to the health and well-being of infants, young children, and families. At the Women’s Breakfast, she shared her own personal story about being a mother with two children, as well as a global children’s advocate, and how her mantra of “Protect, Nurture, Love” epitomizes the values that are found throughout her body of work. Her beloved and award-winning imagery — along with her humanitarian commitment to the lives of families — motivates others to ensure that children all around the world have a voice.

Attendees also heard from Anabela, a CERS Healthy Families participant, who movingly shared her experience with JF&CS and how much our programs impacted her life. As she spoke about her journey into motherhood and her years of involvement with the agency, Anabela concluded saying, “I couldn’t be the mother to three wonderful children I am today without the support of JF&CS.”

We raised $225,000 at the Breakfast to help CERS continue to empower parents to develop healthy, responsive relationships with their babies — the essential foundation for lifelong resilience and well-being.

Thank you to all those who helped make the Women’s Breakfast a huge success – event chairs Laurie Brownstein and Danielle Darish, honorary co-chair Penny Goodman, guest speaker Anne Geddes, the Women’s Breakfast event committee, the Westin Waltham Hotel, Grossman Marketing, sponsors, ticket buyers, table hosts, Board members, old friends and new. Your generosity continues to make CERS a unique and invaluable program in our community.

Originally published on the JF&CS blog.