At WETLAB we try to give back to our community in a variety of ways, and we try to honor and participate in causes that are near and dear to our employees hearts. The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition (NNBC) is front and center in some of our employees minds, because of their impact on the lives of infants and mothers. Below, one of our employees shares her experience with NNBC and their annual race/ fundraiser event, the Liquid Gold 5k.
The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition (NNBC) is a member of the Maternal Child Health Coalition of Northern Nevada, which is a non-profit organization that supports women and children. The NNBC aims to normalize breastfeeding and increase community awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding. We also offer resources to moms who need support or help when they want to breastfeed.
The Northern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition (NNBC) held our 8th annual fundraiser, the Liquid Gold 5K Run/Walk on Saturday August 4th, 2018, and our 6th annual “Big Latch On!” The Big Latch On is a worldwide event which pairs mothers and their children in breastfeeding together for one minute. These events served as our community’s kick-off to World Breastfeeding Week, and were intended to promote community awareness and gain support for normalizing breastfeeding in Northern Nevada.
The events took place on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno and were enjoyed by families, friends, vendors, and volunteers! Volunteers participated in a volunteer training the night before the race, marked the course, and helped create posters for the race. The day of the event volunteers were responsible for set up and cleaning up, assisting at the registration table, race guides on the course, and collecting survey information. It was thanks to the volunteers that helped make our event a success!
If you are interested in learning more about the NNBC, please visit our website (https://nnbc.wildapricot.org/), or join us the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00pm – 1:0pm at The Children’s Cabinet located at 1090 S. Rock Blvd, Reno, NV 89502.
You can also check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nevadabreastfeeds.org/