2nd Annual Speak Up When You’re Down Gala to Honor Shiva Rose, Dr. Harvey Karp & Assemblyman Roger Hernandez

The second annual Speak Up When You’re Down Fundraising Gala is shaping up to be a fantastic event, with amazing honorees, lively entertainment and exciting auction prizes! This year the Task Force will be honoring Shiva Rose, an actress, writer and activist, who experienced a form of perinatal depression with both of her daughters.  We are also honoring Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician and author of The Happiest Baby on the Block.  Dr. Karp’s 5 S’s technique gives new parents the tools they need to make their babies calm, happy and well rested, which can prevent and/or minimize perinatal depression in new mothers.  Finally, Assemblyman Roger Hernandez will be honored for his work authoring Assembly Concurrent Resolution 53, the Kelly Abraham Martinez Act, which urges health care providers and insurance companies to invest in resources to educate women about risk factors and triggers of perinatal depression.

The evening will begin at 5pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction.  Auction prizes include a trip to the farmers’ market and private cooking class with the Head Chef of Hollywood’s Wood & Vine, a gift certificate for a canvas wall portrait by Bradford Portraits and a private wine tasting by PRP Wine International for 16 guests!  At 6:30, Host Susanna Brisk, creator of themothershow.com entertain guests with her comedy, introduce honorees and serve as auctioneer extraordinaire!  Musical performances by The Songbirds, Deborah Pardes and Steve Weisberg will keep guests tapping their toes as they enjoy delicious dinner and drinks.

The gala will be held on November 13th at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.  Tickets start at $100 per person.  Sponsorship packages are also available.  To purchase tickets, please click HERE.

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