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lalecheBreastfeeding moms! Mark your calendar Saturday, August 6 for the La Leche League of Stafford/Quantico's fourth annual World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Join them for a terrific family-friendly picnic event to promote and celebrate World Breastfeeding Week activities worldwide. We will also host a Biglatchon. org event to help break the simultaneous breastfeeding world record!

In addition to making communities aware of the importance of breastfeeding for the children of the world, we will be raising money to help La Leche League at both the local and international levels fulfill its mission of giving mother-to-mother support, education, and encouragement to all women who want to breastfeed their babies.

This year will be our fourth annual fundraising event that reaches our vastly populated Northern Virginia county of Stafford and the entire Quantico Marine Corps Base. Last year the profits from our event provided breastfeeding materials to our lending library, informational packets to new mothers, and money for outreach services. We are hoping to reach a $5000 goal again this year with your help to better serve our large area and under served population! In recognition of our past fundraising work, we received one of 12 grants this year given by the World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Committee to supply breastfeeding informational materials to working moms in Stafford and Quantico Marine Corps Base.

On Saturday, August 6, 2011, we will host our an outdoor picnic event at Locust Shade Park located in Quantico, Virginia beginning at 10 a.m. We are hosting the following event where we will hold auctions and raffles to supplement our individual donor fund drive. Nursing mothers and their families, group members, medical professionals, and the general public are invited to attend.

If you have any questions about our event for World Breastfeeding Week, Big Latch; or about La Leche League International, please feel free to contact the local chapter. More information is also available at La Leche League USA's website.

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.