Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Women’s Network group wants to raise community awareness

Racine-Kenosha Birthing Project USA initiative's member Ashley Johnson became overwhelmed with tears while telling her story about the positive birth of her child. With a strong desire to help reduce the infant mortality rate, the Racine African American Health Coalition works in conjunction with the community agent Professional Women’s Network for Service, Inc. and their local chapter, Racine-Kenosha Birthing Project USA, to pair up young pregnant women with older sisters. This year, the project paired 17 prospective mothers with volunteers. Over the past few years the project has helped over 60 young participants. Johnson spoke at the PWNS's annual holiday lunch, held at the Marriott hotel this past Saturday.

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