Miles for multiples is a fundraising opportunity benefitting the local chapter of Tidewater Mothers of multiples club (TMOMC) a subsidiary of the National organization of mothers of twins clubs. Tidewater mothers of multiples was founded in 1967 with a handful of members and has grown to over 200 members. The club is a registered non profit 501c organization that relies on fundraising and charitable donations for its funds. Funds are used in a variety of ways to help benefit local mothers of twins, triplets, and higher orders of multiples as deemed necessary. Some of the clubs greatest areas of focus are: •educating mothers on pre term labor and measures to avoid •educating and providing support for post partum depression •offering support and grief counseling after loss of a child(ren) •supporting babies and families in need through our clothes closet, food pantry, and meals on wheels programs •offering financial assistance for medical equipment and supplies
The interests noted above is only an example of where the funding from our contributors goes. Every request is presented to the board of directors and reviewed before approval is given. Education and support for our club members comes from various sources within our community including partnerships with CHKD, La Leche League of Hampton Roads, and post partum support VA.
Each year a regional convention is held during a weekend in April. In April 2016, Tidewater mothers of multiples will be hosting the Mid ATLANTIC parents of multiples convention in Norfolk, VA. The conference will bring approximately 200 parents from West Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia to our area for educational lectures on the many challenges raising multiples brings.
Friday, June 5, 2015
10-12:00 pm & 5-7:00 pm Packet Pick up at Fleet Feet; Collins Square Shopping Center, Virginia Beach
**Chili’s Grill & Bar fundraiser
Saturday, June 6, 2015
7-8:00 am Same Day Registration
8:30 am Fun Run start
9:15 am Miles for Multiples 5K start
*NO race day packet pick up
Kids 5 and under are FREE to participate, but T-shirts will only be provided to paid registrants.
** Chili’s Grill & Bar will be donating a portion of your purchase to TMOMC with flyer. The will be a flyer available for pick up at packet pickup.