April 17, 2023
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 In Person: $75 per ticket | $750 per table
Virtual: $45 per ticket | $400 per watch party
Parking Both Iowa Event Center parking and street parking available
Be a Changemaker
Mark your calendar and join us in person at the Iowa Events Center or virtually from wherever you are!
Formerly known as the Every Woman Counts Luncheon, 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
Josephs Jewelers Gold Box Giveaway
The team at Josephs Jewelers is putting the “fun” in fundraiser by hosting our first-ever Gold Box Giveaway. When the doors open at the Iowa Events Center on April 17, 100 gold boxes will be sold for $100 each. One of the boxes will contain a piece of jewelry worth $1,000, and the winner will be revealed at a specified time during the luncheon. Visit our Gold Box Giveaway page to learn more.
Our Special Guest
This year we are thrilled to welcome Jan Jensen, a successful coach, former Drake University stand-out basketball player, and mother of two. Jensen is in her 23rd season with the Iowa women’s basketball team and her 19th season as Associate Head Coach. Most recently, Jensen helped lead the team to win both the Big Ten Regular Season and Tournament Championship in 2022 (winning both titles for the first time in program history). Jensen will share her experiences as a former athlete, current coach, and busy mom to inspire and motivate our community of Changemakers.
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 campaign. All proceeds benefit our mission to educate and empower expectant parents about the importance of kick counting in the third trimester of pregnancy.