CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: CHEERING TEAM MEMBERS
The CHEERing Center in Athens, Greece, recently experienced the impact of Storm Daniel, which caused catastrophic flooding across Greece and the Mediterranean. Thankfully, CHEERing team members Willow, Pierrette, Vangelio, and R
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: WAYNE GENERAL HOSPITAL
Congratulations to Wayne General Hospital, our newest CHAMPion of the Week! After eight years of dedication and teamwork, the hospital received its official Baby-Friendly designation on September 7, 2023.
Wayne General’s commitment to providing
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: BREASTFEEDING LATINAS
Our newest CHAMPion of the Week is working to tackle lactation disparities, one belly bump at a time. Breastfeeding Latinas educates birthing people and empowers women of color to become breastfeeding specialists.
Ileana Berrios, MS, IBCLC, founded Brea
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: MARTY DOLLAR
Today, CHEER honors the life and legacy of Marty Dollar (1969-2023) with our CHAMPion of the Week award. Marty was a Registered Nurse with over 31 years of experience in Labor and Delivery units in Mississippi and Louisiana. For the past three years, Marty was the Perinatal Nurse Manager at North Mi
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: ALL MOMS EMPOWERED TO NURSE
This week’s CHAMPion is dedicated to peer-to-peer breastfeeding support. Because it matters.
All Moms Empowered to Nurse (AMEN) began in a church in Avondale, Cincinnati, an under-resourced, predominantly Black neighborhood with low breastfeeding rates. Sinc
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: STEVIE MERINO
Our newest CHAMPion of the Week wears many hats: Stevie Merino, IBCLC, is a birth worker, lactation professional, cultural practitioner, community organizer, and anthropologist. She is also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Birthworkers of Color Collective and Doula of Color Training, a p
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: STEPHANNE RUPNICKI
Stephanne R. Rupnicki, CLC, is a recognized member of the Kickapoo tribe of Kansas and a mother of six residing on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. Her enthusiasm and passion for breastfeeding are evident: Stephanne is co-founder of the Prairie Band
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: LAUREN J. TURNER
Lauren J. Turner is a mother, artist, and doula. She is incredibly passionate about Black maternal health and uses her art to advocate for birth and lactation and celebrate the moments of parenthood.
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CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: SINGING RIVER PASCAGOULA HOSPITAL
CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: BLACK SHEEP CAFE
After holding our weekly Grow Clinic near Thiba Refugee Camp, north of Athens, Greece, our international team is hot, thirsty, and in need of a bathroom! Lucky for us, Black Sheep Street Coffee is on the way back to Athens.