Since its inception, The Healthy Roots Foundation
has donated more than $150,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
, and the nonprofit aims to add to that tally with its eighth annual Bluegrass for Babies
event on Sept. 17.
Bluegrass for Babies originally started in 2009 as a backyard get-together and way to give back to Cincinnati Children’s Perinatal Institute
. It has grown steadily over the years to reach more individuals — it now fills larger venues and has become its own organization aimed not only at raising money, but also at educating families about healthy lifestyles.
This year, the family-friendly event returns to Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park
“We’re thrilled to return to Seasongood Pavilion, the original home of Bluegrass for Babies, for a more intimate event,” says Anne Schneider, founder of The Healthy Roots Foundation. “We wanted to keep the focus on the wonderful bluegrass music and the work we’re doing for Children’s Hospital.”
Some of that work includes educational outreach via workshops and programming that teaches families the tools and resources they need in order to provide the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible for their children.
“The physicians at Cincinnati Children’s and the care they provided made a huge difference in our lives,” Schneider says. “We created Bluegrass for Babies to not only give back and raise funds for the hospital, but to also help provide health education tools to parents in order to help empower families.”
• Mark your calendars for 3 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 17, and plan to enjoy food and drink, live bluegrass music, family-friendly activities and learning experiences. A schedule of events is posted here
• Support The Healthy Roots Foundation by purchasing admission or raffle tickets
• Is infant health and wellness a cause for which you're passionate? If so, contact
Anne Schneider to see how you can get involved.