The Chattanooga Area Mothers of Multiples Club (CAMOMC) is celebrating the second annual Multiple Birth Awareness Month this April. CAMOMC will be hosting a FREE Family Park Outing to raise awareness and celebrate multiple birth families.
The event will be held on Sunday, April 18th, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Harrison Bay State Park. This event is open to all multiple birth families in the area. You do not have to be a member of CAMOMC to attend.
Jennifer Majeske, coordinator of the event, says, "We want families with multiples in the community to be aware of the support and resources CAMOMC can provide [to them]."
The club is hard at work putting together food and entertainment for this event. Pokey Dot the Clown and Elmo will be in attendance at the event so make sure to bring your camera.
Learning Express Toys of Chattanooga has graciously donated art supplies for a crafts table. There will also be games, races and more!
The Family Park Outing will also include a "Multiple Mayhem Contest" with various categories in which multiples can compete for prizes. The Multiple Mayhem Contest is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. in the Harrison Bay State Park Recreation Building. For more information on the categories available for the Multiple Mayhem Contest or to register for the contest, click here to send an email.
Jennifer says, "We are really looking forward to the Multiple Mayhem Contest. We have some wonderful sponsors who have donated awesome prizes. We also have lined up lots of entertainment for the whole family. It will be a great time for all our families to have a good time and celebrate our multiple blessings."
With multiple birth rates increasing rapidly, more and more families are facing the issues and challenges that only pertain to raising two, three or more children at the same time. National Multiple Birth Awareness Month offers the opportunity for CAMOMC to spread awareness about the issues that families face when raising multiples.
There are so many issues related to multiple births and raising multiples including what to know when expecting multiples; TTTS or Twin-to-Twin-Transfusion Syndrome and other fetal issues directly affecting multiple birth pregnancies; premature births and low birth weights; twins with special needs; the exceptional physical and bonding demands placed on parents and the separation of twins in classrooms.
For more information about the second annual National Multiple Birth Awareness Month, make sure to check out the CAMOMC website or send an email. You can also find out more information or RSVP to this event by visiting the CAMOMC Family Park Outing Facebook Page.
The Chattanooga Area Mothers of Multiples Club (CAMOMC) was founded in 1975 and is designed to support and educate mothers and expectant mothers of multiple birth children through research, networking, education and other resources.
CAMOMC covers a large portion of the southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia areas, centering on Chattanooga. CAMOMC is the local chapter of the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (NOMOTC). If you would like additional information on CAMOMC, click here.
NOMOTC was founded in 1960 and is comprised of local chapters and individual members primarily concerned with education and research pertaining to multiple birth children. NOMOTC serves more than 26,000 members with 400 clubs in 44 states across the country. For additional information on NOMOTC, click here.
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