Mark Your Calendar: Monday, April 17

The Count the Kicks Changemakers Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023. Formerly known as the Every Woman Counts Luncheon, our annual fundraising event exists to make stillbirth a maternal health tragedy of the past and supports our work to eliminate the racial disparities that persist in birth outcomes.

Our annual fundraiser will remain the same uplifting and inspirational luncheon you have come to expect. Attendees often say it is the best 90 minutes of their week! All proceeds from the Changemakers Luncheon benefit our mission to educate and empower expectant parents about the importance of kick counting in the third trimester of pregnancy. 

Become a Changemakers Luncheon Sponsor

Our event attendees are thinkers, innovators, cultural leaders, investors, connectors, and social pioneers. On Monday, April 17, 2023, more than 1,100 people will gather in the Iowa Events Center ballroom and hundreds more will join us at watch parties across the U.S. Today we invite you to consider becoming a Changemakers Luncheon sponsor.

The impact you can have on our work as a luncheon sponsor is huge. With the help of generous sponsors from this year’s event, we received stories from eight women in August alone saying our program helped get their baby here safely.

We have identified opportunities to highlight YOUR WORK in our community to our event guests before, during and after the Changemakers Luncheon. Click on the button below for more information on what is being planned for our sponsors at various giving levels.

Count the Kicks Changemakers Luncheon

2023 Event Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous partners who support our mission by being sponsors for our annual Changemakers Luncheon. Their generosity makes it possible to spread the Count the Kicks campaign even further so we can improve birth outcomes and save more babies.

Presenting Sponsor

  • MercyOne logo

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  • Business Record
  • Des Moines Plastic Surgery and Coachlight Clinic & Spa
  • McGill-Jungle Wealth Management
  • Polk County logo
  • Sammons Financial logo
  • Gilbert & Cook logo


  • Broadlawns Medical Center logo
  • Shazam logo
  • Banker's Trust logo
  • West Des Moines OBGYN
  • Mainstream Boutique Logo
  • UnityPoint Health logo


  • B2E logo
  • Dotdash Meredith
  • Green State Credit Union logo
  • The Iowa Clinic
  • Strategic Imaging
  • Tiffan Yamen Real Estate Group
  • Give logo
  • Strategic America logo
  • Clarity Consulting
  • NCMIC logo
  • Outlets of Des Moines logo


  • Top Deck Media logo
  • Applied Art & Technology

Every Woman Counts 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended Every Woman Counts 2022, presented by MercyOne. It was our first-ever hybrid event, and we were honored to have more than 1,000 supporters join us in person and hundreds more online to hear Featured Speaker Angela Manuel Davis!

We look forward to showing you the impact of your support and hope to see you again on Monday, April 17 for the 2023 Count the Kicks Changemakers Luncheon.

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Looking Back at Every Woman Counts

Healthy Birth Day, Inc. has been holding its annual Every Woman Counts event since 2015. Take a look at the highlights from some of our previous events.

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