California Nurse-Midwives Association

Charity Fundraising Dinner Party 

benefitting the Fistula Foundation and CNMA

Saturday, November 8, 2014
3:00pm to 8:30pm

Fistula Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world. That’s why Fistula Foundation is dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor that renders a woman incontinent – an injury that can only be treated through surgery. See more at: or watch this VIDEO.

Obstetric fistula devastates the lives of too many of the poorest women in the poorest countries in the world. Fistula Foundation works closely with dedicated and proven local partners to provide high quality life-transforming care to as many women as possible.

Fistula Foundation has supported treatment at more than 100 sites in 28 countries in Africa and Asia. They are the largest private charitable foundation supporting fistula treatment globally. Support from generous donors allows women living in places like Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to receive free, high quality fistula repair surgeries that can change their lives forever.

The CNMA is having a fundraising event for the Fistula Foundation to help improve the lives of these women throughout the world. The event is a catered dinner at Dr. Cheri Lowre's beautiful home in Woodland Hills (Southern California) and will include a dinner provided by Wood Ranch BBQ, appetizers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a silent auction, and a live band. 

Tickets to the dinner party are on sale now at

Even if you can't make it to the dinner, you can still participate by buying raffle tickets.  Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.  To purchase raffle and/or dinner tickets, click here. Raffle ticket prizes include:

  • 1st prize: 1.4 carat drop blue diamond and white gold earrings (value $1788.50)
  • 2nd prize: "House of Waterford" St. Pauls tower 10 inch crystal bowl, one of Waterford's most elite line made only in Ireland (value $745.00)
  • 3rd prize: An Anuschka hand painted leather shoulder bag (value $376)

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fistula Foundation (50%, tax-deductible) and CNMA (50%).


"You are What Your Mother Ate"

Join us under a brilliant blue sky at a peaceful spa in the vineyard-covered hills of Temecula to hear an excellent presentation on maternal nutrition and perinatal outcomes by Dr Mary Barger. Mary gave this talk at the 2014 ACNM Annual Meeting to a standing-room only crowd.  If you missed it then, now is the time to catch it with CEUs

Afterwards, join us over wine and cheese to talk with old friends, meet new friends, and create camaraderie, connection, and conviviality in support of midwifery advocacy.  Fully 100% of all proceeds go directly towards advancing legislation to improve maternal-newborn health.  Midwifery students are especially welcome; bring along your like-minded friends and colleagues, too.  

This fundraiser is being held against the scenic backdrop of rolling hills of vineyards – before or after the event take time to stroll tranquilly among the paths or reflect on views of Mount Palomar from the veranda.

Register Here Now!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

1:00pm to 3:00pm

$50 per person (students $25)

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

34843 Rancho California Road

Temecula, California 92591

Interested in staying overnight or enjoying a massage? Accommodations and spa reservations are available by calling 866-994-6379

Proceeds from the event benefit the California Nurse-Midwives Association (not tax-deductible).

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Annual Meeting Awards

This year the CNMA recognized the following midwives for their contributions to our midwifery in California:

Health Policy/Legislation
Kim Dau, CNM

Outstanding Preceptor
Ginny Gladwin, CNM

President's Choice Award
Maria Kammerer, CNM

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