Monday, April 222024

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.



For sponsorship packages, tickets, tables, or general event infor­mation please contact Colleen Dougherty at
dougherty.​colleen@​healthybirthday.​org or 5156508685, 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.

Healthy Birth Day, Inc.

Count The Kicks