Best wishes to everyone who supports and promotes breastfeeding. Whether you have already held your event, you are celebrating this week, or will host an event in the next few weeks, we hope you find joy in the celebration of one of life's most important gifts -- breastfeeding.
Many thanks to the US Western Division of La Leche League. They recently held a drawing at the LLL International Conference in Chicago, Illinois for a $200.00 Borders gift card and commemorative Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and raised over $500.00 for WBW. World Breastfeeding Week proceeds from the USWD last year helped to fund up to two scholarships per Area to LLLI's Global Strategic Planning Summit. WBW funds will also be used for scholarships to TEAM '08.
The Eastern US Division awarded $11,000 in scholarships to attend the LLLI Conference with the understanding that scholarship recipients would become involved in a local WBWC event. There was a lovely reception for the winners at the Conference in Chicago. An elist of the winners has also been created so that ideas for the future can be shared.
Best wishes and happy celebrations!
LLL in the USA World Breastfeeding Week Celebrations Team