Dear Baltimore Birth Festival 2020 Supporters,
Thank you for your patience and support as our team has worked to navigate these unusual times. Sadly, we have been unable to find a way forward to hold our festival this year and thus are officially CANCELING this year’s Baltimore Birth Festival and rescheduling for 2021.
Despite the cancellation of this event, Maryland Families for Safe Birth is still hard at work in pursuit of our mission and our goals on behalf of Maryland families. And as our work continues, our financial needs remain. Raising funds to pay our lobbyist is essential for our legislative work to increase access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and midwifery care throughout our state. In addition to linking businesses and members of the Baltimore birth community, we were relying on our festival to fund our lobbying costs, which total more than $8,000 annually. Without this event, we will need to find other sources of funding. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and all the funds we raise go directly to our advocacy work.
We understand finances are a concern for many during this time but ask you to consider making a donation in any amount to help further MFSB’s legislative work in 2020. You may make a donation here.
For those who had already registered and paid to attend this year’s festival, please CLICK HERE for more information about donation, transfer, and refund options for your registration fees.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again, and we hope to see you at next year’s festival!
Kirra, Evie, Camille, and Jennifer