22nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale


Congratulations to this years Honorees for our 22nd Annual Mothers Day Luncheon. We honor a group of individuals who have exemplified exceptional qualities of kindness, caring, sacrifice and generosity to children and the community.

Anne V. Gallagher ALper, Michele Alter, Debbie Covert, Beth-Ann Krimsky, Elena Ortiz, Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam, Amy Siskind, Diane Strempel, Sheriff & Susan Israel, Michael Farver & Michael Lee

Event Sponsors:


logologo    starpack   kenirishlogo  Lifestyle Publications Logo w-cities DJ

tommy     Alpine Jag  Cookie Logo   Philip_Stein_logo_190x190pxGasenMPierre

  academy of glam    eir logo jonathan Mavila  teenography

 For information on supporting this event as a sponsor, volunteer or attending, please contact Lisa Egozi at LEgozi@hmhbbroward.org or at (954)765-0550 ext. 316


HMHB of Broward Celebrates the

21st Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon Friday, May 10, 2013 at the

Fort Lauderdale Westin Beach Resort and Spa

sponsored by:

Donor Society

The Farver Foundation

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

The Liepold Foundation

Sunshine Healthcare

Title Sponsor

Miami Marlins

Rose Sponsor

Coventry Healthcare

The Lerner Family Foundation

Orchid Sponsor

Allen and Vicki Samson

Pediatric Associates

Silvia Loria

Lily Sponsors

Broward Health

Communis Creative Media

Linda Hofmann

Katherine and Bret Parker

Randee Lefkow

Sheridan Healthcare

Dr. Brian and Jackie Udell

United Healthcare

Women in Distress

Daisy Sponsors

             BB&T            The Gober Family            Duree Ross               Bradford Exchange

The Egozi Family         James C. Boyd Funeral Home         Katie and Larry Beinfest

Mommycise Fitness     Kula & Samson, LLP       Fengler & Sullivan         Mitch Moser

Molina Halthcare, Inc.    The Jeffrey Group     Madelyn Zelman

This years honorees include:

Mother of the Year Honorees
Rhonda Ritchie-Aslaksen

Royal Dames of Cancer Research
Anjali Besley
Women in Distress
Rose Blaise
Free Yourself Women’s Foundation
Sonia Perez
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House
Cindi Samson
Jewish Federation

Grandmother of the Year
Madelyn Zelman
Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream

Father of the Year
James Carroll
Fort Lauderdale Fire and Rescue

Lifetime Acheivement

Honorable John Frusciante
Retired Judge and Children’s Advocate

Guardian Angels

Allison and Dr. Peter Antevy
The Diamond Angels and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

For information on supporting this event as a sponsor, volunteer, vendor or attending, please contact Babette Ferre-Kosar at BFerre-Kosar@hmhbbroward.org or at (954)765-0550 ext. 316

For Journal ad info, in-kind donations for the silent auction, or sponsorship information please click on the link below.

Ad Journal Form

Sponsorship Form

In Kind Request Form

Purchase Raffle Tickets, Ads, Reservations or Sponsor the event online:

Mother’s Day Luncheon

Past and Present Honoree Reception

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Join us for a Cocktail Reception and Fashion Show

Sponsored by


Fort Lauderdale

2442 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Second Level)

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward is pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary, 2012 Mother’s Day Luncheon Honorees:

Mother of the Year Honorees for 2012                                                                                  

        Support HMHB of Broward and Recognize the Outstanding Group of Women and Men Being Honored for Their Commitment to Our Community

click on the following links for letters and forms

We are collecting recipes from past honorees for a special Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward Honoree Cookbook.                                           


The Mothers Day Celebration is the signature fundraising event for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County,  raising much-needed funds to support the agency’s mission to reduce fetal and infant death through education and access to resources.  If you are interested in sponsoring the event,  donating an auction item or volunteering, please contact Babette Ferre-Kosar at (954)765-0550 Ext. 316 or at BFerre-Kosar@hmhbbroward.org.

 2012 Mother’s Day Luncheon Sponsors

Corporate Donor Society Community Sponsor            

20th Anniversary Day Lily Sponsor                                  

Orchid Sponsor                                               

  • AutoNation
  • Bokampers
  • Broward Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sheridan Healthcare
  • Ultimate Sports Institute

Rose Sponsor

  • Holy Cross Hospital

Daisy Sponsor

  • The Sydney and Alexandria Cohen Foundation
  • Plantation General Hospital


Date: Friday, May 11, 2012
Time: 10:30 am – 2:00pm
Location: Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale


2011 Honorees

  • Beth Besner, Founder, I Care I Cure
  • Susan Farver, Kids Have A Right
  • Elise Gates, Royal Dames of Cancer Research
  • Pauline Grant, CEO, North Broward Medical Center
  • Candy Norton, Editorial Director, Lifestyle Magazine
  • Joanne Sheinberg, YMCA Broward County
  • Amy Stolberg, Kolot and Temple Kol Ami
  • Jackie Merck, Forever Families Bella’s Group, Outstanding Grandmother of the Year
  • Dr. Eric Stelnicki, Facing it Together, Outstanding Father of the Year
  • Dinah & Dwight Stephenson, Dwight Stephenson Foundation, Guardian Angels

19th Annual Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Mother’s Day Luncheon Sponsors

Through your individual or corporate donation to 19th annual Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Mother’s Day Luncheon, you help ensure monies raised from the event will impact our programs and community. Please consider a sponsorship package for next year and join the distinguished list of our generous event sponsors:

Rose Sponsor

  • Coventry Healthcare of Florida
  • Pediatrix Medical Group
  • United Healthcare

Orchid Sponsor

  • Broward Health
  • The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Phoenix Physicians
  • The Ryder Foundation
  • Sheridan Healthcare
  • S.Florida Institute of Sports Medicine
  • TFCC, Inc
  • Women’s Surgical Specialist, P.A.

Lily Sponsor

  • Auto Nation
  • Randee and Edward Lefkow
  • The Soldani Group
  • Tripp Scott

Daisy Sponsor

  • Jewish Family Service of Broward
  • The Dr. Richard Meli Family
  • Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Linda Von Allmen

Media Sponsor

Lifestyle Magazine


Hostess Committee

With special gratitude to our hostess committee:

Michelle Cibene, Elyse Claprood, Jennifer Cohen, Susan Dale, Kathy Dunbar, Linda Hofmann, Babette Ferre-Kosar, Marietta Glazer, Debbie Gober, Tera Jenkins, Katrina Koutska, Nicole Lake, MaryEllen Lashbrook, Randee Lefkow, Kim Lieberman, Duree Mellion-Ross and Adina Sharfstein