Actress Brooke Shields, who joined the Menendez/Rush group of advocates when The MOTHERS Act was introduced at a Capitol Hill Briefing three years ago, will now celebrate with N.J. advocates who also fought for its passage during a special press conference Monday, May 10th, in Ridgewood, N.J.
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The office of Senator Menendez extended this celebratory invitation to Ms. Shields. We are thrilled that she is able to join us for this continuing historic celebration!
Here is a wonderful video of part of the celebration:
Here is the media advisory just released:
A MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION FOR NEW MOTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
SEN. MENENDEZ, BROOKE SHIELDS,MARY JO CODEY: ADVOCATES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION CELEBRATE MAJOR VICTORY
Support services for Postpartum Depression are law! MOTHERS Act is part of Health Insurance Reform – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Ridgewood, New Jersey - U. S. Senator Robert Menendez and renowned advocates, actress Brooke Shields and former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey will stand with dozens of mothers and postpartum depression advocates to celebrate a major victory for women and their families that have been affected by postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a devastating mood disorder which strikes many women during and after pregnancy that affects anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of new mothers.
A Mother’s Day Celebration for the MOTHERS Act, postpartum legislation included in the Health Insurance Reform law!
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Actress/mother Brooke Shields
Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey
Susan Dowd Stone, LCSW, Postpartum Support Int’l PAC Chair and National Board Member Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella, Author of "A Daughter’s Touch” and Community Outreach Director, www.perinatalpro.com
Monday May 10, 2010 11:00 AM
Ridgewood Women’s Club
Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07450
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The Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation is overjoyed that the MOTHERS Act has finally passed! We give a well-deserved standing ovation to Carol Blocker, Rep. Bobby Rush, Sen. Robert Menendez, Mary Jo Codey, Susan Dowd Stone and Sylvia Lasalandra for their hard work in enacting this important bill.
President, Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression FoundationMay 7, 2010 - 1:04pm