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Community In Focus
May, 2016 - Issue #139
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2020 Mom "Farm to Table" Fundraiser
to Feature Apricot Lane Farms

Event Highlights most Common & Underdiagnosed Obstetrical Complication

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, postpartum depression is the most common, yet most under-diagnosed, obstetrical complication in the country. Untreated disorders impact family stability and the development of infants and children.

To put a spotlight on its programs promoting the critical need for the proper screening, diagnosis and treatment of maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression, 2020 Mom will hold its second-annual Farm to Table charity event the evening of May 21 at the Valencia Country Club.

This year the event will include a boutique auction, as well as farm-fresh organic Mexican cuisine. Guests will be greeted with margaritas and Latin music and enjoy their meal on corn-and-lime-decorated sprawling picnic tables placed under globe lights and draped Mexican party flags. Tickets are available at www.farm-to-table-dinner.com. Ticket sales close May 15.

There are more ways you can help. Because of a link between a diaper-need and postpartum depression, 2020 Mom is hosting several diaper drives throughout SCV during the first two weeks of May. Diapers will be distributed at the Farm to Table Dinner to Single Mother's Outreach and the L.A. Baby Buggy, both of which serve mothers in need.

The mission of Valencia-based non-profit 2020 Mom is to close gaps in maternal mental health through collaboration, education and advocacy. Founded in 2011, 2020 Mom programs include working locally in SCV to shed light on these disorders, supporting hospitals and insurance companies to develop programs, hosting the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health, which unites members from national organizations devoted to addressing maternal mental health, and the state's Task Force on the Status of Maternal Mental Health. www.2020mom.org

GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE SCV
The College of the Canyons Foundation Story

College of the Canyons (COC) has served the Santa Clarita Valley since 1969 and has become a vital, enduring, cultural, educational and economic force in the region. The COC Foundation generates philanthropic support for the college, providing financial support for the Santa Clarita Community College District. This allows the college to perform beyond the achievement level that tax dollars alone can support and to strive for the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarship, vocational training and innovation. COC needs charitable gifts to endow scholarships and to support educational programs and capital improvements, which can mean the difference between ordinary and extraordinary programs and services for student success. To learn more, visit www.canyons.edu and click on the "About Canyons" link, then "Foundation."

MISSION VALLEY BANK IS MORE THAN A COMMUNITY BANK
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep, motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven.

They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Centre Pointe Business Banking Office 775-4113
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