PUGET SOUND AREA BOLD SPONSORSHIP
Thank you to our wonderful 2008 sponsors....we couldn't have done it without them.
This past summer, our community had a unique opportunity to participate in an event that affects women locally and internationally. BOLD is a global arts-based movement inspiring communities to create childbirth choices that work for mothers. During the month of September, BOLD Red Tent Events were held and productions of the testimonies play BIRTH were performed in more than 30 cities in the US and Canada.
BOLD uses storytelling and the arts to raise awareness and support mother-initiated dialogue and solutions to maternity care problems. The US cesarean section rate is more than 30%--15% higher than the WHO-recommended rate for industrialized countries; and it is estimated that only 2% of US mothers receive maternity care practices that promote normal birth. Our wives’, sisters’ and daughters’ experiences are reflected in these numbers. Click here to see the BOLD sponsor levels or the download the full sponsorship packet if you think you or your organization would like to sponsor future BOLD events.
Proceeds benefitted organizations in alignment with the BOLD Mission to inspire communities to create childbirth choices that work for mothers.
Sponsor support helped us with theatre costs, printing and, most importantly, getting the word out to the greatest possible number of women in our community to come and experience these events--AND it offered an opportunity to raise awareness of sponsors' products or services throughout our campaign. More than 500 people attended a BOLD event! See a list of our 2008 sponsors.