MMC Pediatrics presents the 3rd Annual Storybook Breakfast fundraising event. Rutherford County’s youngest residents will have the chance to dine with their favorite storybook characters from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library on Saturday, April 9 at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.
This year’s event will be held outdoors and include breakfast from Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts, Imagination Library story time, photo opportunities with storybook characters and more to make the ultimate fun-filled day for all families! Proceeds from the Storybook Breakfast benefit Imagination Library recipients in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
“United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties provides half of the funding for local Imagination Library books to be sent out at no cost to the families enrolled,” explains United Way Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ella Weaver. “Fundraisers like Storybook Breakfast are important because they allow us to continue enriching lives through the local Imagination Library program and provide special memories for children in our community.”
United Way works in conjunction with Imagination Library to deliver books to approximately 17,000 Rutherford and Cannon County children ages birth to five every month to better prepare them for preschool and kindergarten. This early literacy program helps develop positive social-emotional and behavioral skills, along with creating a consistent parent-child bonding experience through the love of books.
MMC Pediatrician, Amanda Gammel, D.O., shares that along with igniting creativity into young minds, regular interactive reading through Imagination Library can also:
- Develop communication skills, patience, and literacy
- Grow curiosity and memory
- Create bonding and strengthen relationships
MMC Pediatrician, Aaron Ward, M.D., discusses MMC Pediatrics’ continued partnership. “As pediatricians we promote the health and development of children. By supporting an early literacy program like Imagination Library, we are able to make an impact on the early development and academic success of children in our community. In addition to the educational benefits, early literacy programs, through caregiver-child interaction, provide healthy together time for families and create greater emotional closeness among families.”
Tickets for the event are $15 per person, with a $60 household maximum and can be purchased at yourlocaluw.org/storybook.
For more information about sponsoring the Storybook Breakfast, contact Casey Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-893-7303.