Labor of Love

Celebrate With Open Arms

Labor of Love is our annual fundraising event that sustains our mission to provide accessible, community-based perinatal care to families across the Puget Sound region. Join us to support our important work, network, and feel the love of the Open Arms community!

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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Featured Guest

Monica R. McLemore PhD, MPH, RN

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Washington, School of Nursing

Dr. Monica R. McLemore is a tenured professor in the Child, Family, and Population Health Department and the Interim Director for the Manning-Price Spratlan Center for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE) in Nursing at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Prior to her arrival at UW, she was a tenured associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and was named the Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair in 2021. She retired from clinical practice as a public health and staff nurse after a 28-year clinical nursing career in 2019, however, continues to provide flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

Her program of research is focused on understanding reproductive health and justice. To date, she has 98 peer-reviewed articles, OpEds, and commentaries and her research has been cited in the Huffington Post, Lavender Health, five amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States, and three National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine reports, and a data visualization project entitled How To Fix Maternal Mortality: The first step is to stop blaming women that was published in the 2019 Future of Medicine edition of Scientific American.

In 2023, she was named Researcher of the Year by the Washington State Nurses Association. She is the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Washington’s School of Nursing.

Why Support Us?

Despite Washinton State being among the best in the country for maternal and infant health outcomes, they are not equally shared. Black, Indigenous, and other birthing people of color are at the highest risk of adverse health outcomes during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.

Access to Open Arms’ doulas, lactation counselors, and essential basic items has an impact that nurtures strong foundations that last a lifetime.

Unable to make it this year? You can still sustain our growth and mission with a gift.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor for Labor of Love? Our development team wants to hear from you! Read our Sponsorship Opportunities packet for more information on how to support our work.