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March of Dimes Rhode Island Chapter

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    Author Jennifer Weiner to Headline March of Dimes Inaugural Brunch for Babies

    Leigh-Anne Lefurge, March of Dimes, (860) 815-9353, llefurge@marchofdimes.org

    Weiner, best-selling author and Connecticut native, to feature newest novel

    Avon, CT, April 03, 2014 —

    On Saturday, June 21st, Farmington Valley residents are invited to attend the March of Dimes inaugural Brunch for Babies in Avon – a morning to celebrate women and moms -- all for a great cause – stronger, healthier babies.  Joining the festivities is world-renowned author and Connecticut native, Jennifer Weiner.

    Brunch for Babies will feature a delicious meal served by Farmington-Valley area restaurants, exclusive desserts by Taste by Spellbound, a lively silent auction and a book reading and Q&A with Weiner.  A limited number of guests will also receive a complimentary copy of Weiner’s newest novel, All Fall Down, with their event ticket purchase.

    World-renowned author Jennifer Weiner made her sensational debut with The New York Times best-seller Good in Bed, the story of a smart, witty plus-size pop-culture journalist whose ex-boyfriend chronicles their ex-sex life on the pages of a top-selling women’s magazine.  The following year, Weiner turned her attention to the love/hate affairs of sisterhood in her second novel, In Her Shoes, which instantly became a New York Times best-seller.  Audiences around the world saw In Her Shoes come to life when the film version was released by Twentieth Century Fox in October 2005, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.

    Weiner’s other best-selling novels include Certain Girls, Best Friends Forever, Fly Away Home, and The Next Best Thing, just to name a few. Always teeming with warmth and wit, her novels have been praised as “marvelous,” “thoroughly entertaining,” “utterly hilarious” and “irresistible” by everyone from Publisher’s Weekly to the Washington PostUSA Today proclaimed, “Weiner has emerges as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.

    Her newest novel, All Fall Down, which will be featured and discussed at Brunch for Babies, will be released on June 17th.  Weiner brings her charm and wit to the lecture podium, discussing her books, personal experiences and women’s search for a sense of self.  In the same sharp and entertaining tone that fills her novels, Weiner wins over audiences with her unforgettable comedic style, making her a favorite speaker that audiences absolutely adore. 

    “We are proud to welcome Jennifer Weiner back to Connecticut and introduce her to many of our families and supporters,” said Deb Fafard, State Director, March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter.  “As a mom herself, Jennifer knows the importance of not only women coming together for support, but to celebrate everything that moms accomplish.  Brunch for Babies is the perfect event to celebrate the women in our lives with fantastic food, lots of laughs and by helping a cause near and dear to all moms’ hearts – our babies.”

    Brunch for Babies will be held at Belle Terrace at 1 Nod Road in Avon from 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are on sale for $50 per person or $450 for a table of 10.  To reserve your seat or to make a donation, visit marchofdimes.org/ct and click “events.”

    In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrated its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life.  More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. 

     The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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