Monday, April 22, 2024
Iowa Events Center Ballroom, Des Moines, IA
Pre-Event Festivities 10:45 a.m. CST
Program 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. CST
Cost Early Bird: $75 per ticket | $750 per table
After March 8: $85 per ticket | $850 per table
Virtual: $45 per ticket | $400 per watch party
Parking Both Iowa Event Center parking and street parking available
Thank you Changemakers!
The Changemakers Luncheon is the most sought-after Spring event in Central Iowa. This annual fundraiser is an uplifting and inspirational opportunity to celebrate babies saved while raising awareness and funds to support our mission. Join the community of Count the Kicks Changemakers who are working to create systemic change, improve birth outcomes, and make stillbirth a maternal health tragedy of the past.
Tickets go on sale in February.
Our Presenting Sponsor
MercyOne Des Moines
MercyOne is a connected system of healthcare facilities and services dedicated to helping people and communities live their best life. MercyOne’s care providers and staff make health the highest priority.
The system’s clinics, medical centers, hospitals and affiliates are located throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.
For sponsorship packages, tickets, tables, or general event information please contact Colleen Dougherty at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 515−650−8685, Ext. 708
2023 Josephs Jewelers Gold Box Giveaway
Thank you to Josephs Jewelers for putting the “fun” in fundraiser by hosting the first-ever Gold Box Giveaway at the Changemakers Luncheon on April 17. We would like to thank the 100 people who purchased a gold box at the event! Congratulations to Keri Hodnefield, the winner of the Josephs Jewelers Gold Box Giveaway! Keri took home an 18K yellow gold cushion “Viv” locket by designer Monica Rich Kosann that is valued at $1,500. The locket is on a 16/17-inch adjustable diamond-cut disappearing chain and holds two images. Visit our Gold Box Giveaway page to learn more.
2023 Coachlight Clinic & Spa Selfie Station
We would like to thank Coachlight Clinic & Spa for sponsoring the Snap XP Selfie Station at the Changemakers Luncheon! It was a fun and impactful way to raise awareness about Count the Kicks and our mission as people shared photos with friends across the globe. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to take a photo. We loved seeing all the Changemakers enjoying this year’s event! If you stopped by to take a photo, you can find it in the online gallery. Congratulations to Jill Bartachek for winning the drawing for a $500 Coachlight Clinic & Spa gift card.
About the Changemakers Luncheon
The Count the Kicks Changemakers Luncheon is an annual fundraising event for Healthy Birth Day, Inc. the nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks public health program. All proceeds benefit our mission to educate and empower expectant parents about the importance of fetal movement monitoring in the third trimester of pregnancy.