CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: ANNIE ARMSTRONG!
This week’s CHAMPion of the Week is Annie Armstrong, a young artist in Scotland, UK, who has been providing her creative designs for CHEER and CHEERing since she was a teenager in high school. Indeed, Annie's first ever paid artwork was her famous “If only he had breastfed” holiday card for CHRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: FEREIDON RAHIMI!
Fereidon Rahimi is head coach for the CHEERing STARS football program and Executive Director and Director of Coaching of the newly created CHEERing Football Club. Originally from Afghanistan, he has lived much of his life in Iran and currently lives in Greece with his family. He is a respected leadeRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: DANNI SCALES!
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: PA HOUA SHASKY!
Pa Houa Shasky is a Health Educator, second-generation Hmong American, and USBC 2020 Emerging Leader Award Recipient. Pa currently serves as an Interim Public Health Supervisor and helps to coordinate the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant in Ramsey County, MN. SHIP is a prograRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: BMC CURBSIDE CARE FOR MOMS AND BABIES!
Our CHAMPion this week is the BMC Curbside Care for Moms and Babies, an innovative mobile visit program developed to meet the needs of moms and babies during the “fourth trimester”. The program was designed to increase comprehensive access to care by providing community dyadic care for moms andRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: TAKAYLA LIGHTFIELD!
This week, we honor the work of Takayla Lightfield, BA, a certified doula, Indigenous breastfeeding counselor and member of the Mnicoujou Lakota band, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Takayla is also the Ninde (My Heart) Doula Program Coordinator at the Division of IndianRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL!
Congratulations to Greenwood Leflore Hospital (GLH) for becoming Baby-Friendly designated on October 27, 2021! Greenwood Leflore is the first CHAMPS hospital to achieve designation through Baby-Friendly USA’s new virtual Part II assessment process. “We are ecstatic over the designation!” shRead More
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: MARIAM TUMA!
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: AMIE RAKOSKY HOOD!
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: FARZANA RAHIMI!
Farzana, who is Afghani and has previously lived in Iran, works for CHEERing as the manager of CHEERing’s STARS (Soccer Teams and Refugee Solidarity) program, and as a breastfeeding peer counselor and Farsi translator. But Farzana does so much moreRead More