The Windflower Ball
An Evening to Benefit First Candle
Helping Babies Survive and Thrive
In the spring of 1998, two parents who lost a child to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, along with a group of committed volunteers and advocates, held the very first Windflower Ball, a fundraising event that supported programs in the area of SIDS research and education.
Beginning in 2004, the Windflower Ball was hosted by First Candle to benefit the organization’s key programs of public and professional education, research, advocacy and family support services.
Each year one or more deserving individuals who have “made the world a better place for children” are honored. Past honorees have included Gerber Products Company; the CEO of Babies”R”Us, Rick Markee; leaders in the baby and parenting education media representing American Baby magazine, Babycenter.com and iVillage Parenting Network; Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines; and researchers from the Children’s National Medical Center, Columbia and Harvard universities.
First Candle is one of the nation’s leading charities dedicated to infant health and survival.
With regard to organizational management, First Candle prides itself on its ability to maintain its administrative and fundraising costs below the nonprofit industry standard. In acknowledgement of this and its work, First Candle has received the following accolades:
· First Candle was named as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Charities out of 80,000 organizations surveyed by Worth Magazine.
· The organization meets all standards set by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Guide.
· Parenting and Parents magazines recognized First Candle as one of the Top Fifteen Children’s Charities in America.
The Windflower Ball is held at a leading venue in New York City. thyroid health. For more information on the Windflower Ball, please contact First Candle’s President, Dr. Marian Sokol, at 800-2217437 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to make a donation you can fill out the Auction Donation form.