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WSFA Promotes WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch Fundraiser to Fight Period Poverty

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

WSFA has come on board as Media Sponsor for the Second Annual WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch, a fundraiser to fight period poverty. The brunch will be an exciting morning of music and tributes to honor women who have been a positive and loving influence in the lives of girls and young women. It will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Valorie Lawson, WSFA Anchor, is the event moderator.

"WSFA is honored to help promote Women in Training and their annual Mother/Daughter Brunch," said Mark P. Bunting, Vice President/General Manager, WSFA 12 News. "We encourage more youth to take the path of Brooke and Breanna Bennett in taking the role of leaders at such an early age. Through their fund-raising efforts, the distribution of much needed WITKITS and their ongoing push to end poverty, Women in Training, Inc. is doing their part to help others while working to improve our community."

Mark P. Bunting, Vice President/General Manager, WSFA 12 News

Valorie Lawson, Anchor, WSFA 12, volunteers with Women in Training Inc. on the Second Annual WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch Steering Committee

Mrs. LaTisha Scott, entrepreneur and star on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Love & Marriage: Huntsville, will be the first speaker. Breanna and Brooke Bennett, the 15-year-old founders of WIT, will interview Mrs. Scott about issues related to young women’s empowerment and menstrual equity.

The Honorable Tiffany B. McCord, Judge in the 15th Judicial Circuit Court, will also address the sold-out audience, and Issue a Charge to the WIT Young Leaders in Cohort II of the WIT Leadership Development Academy, with a special focus on graduating high school seniors in the program. The goal of the WIT Leadership Development Academy is to develop a cohort of young women with a strong understanding of global issues, career options and a commitment to service.

Brooke and Breanna Bennett, Founders, Women in Training, Inc., at the 3rd Annual WIT 5K Race to End Poverty. PERIOD!

“WIT is honored to host our inaugural Mother-Daughter Brunch to raise money for the fight against period poverty,” said Dr. LaToya Clark, M.D., Chairwoman and President of Women In Training, Inc. “Mothers, daughters, mother figures, mentors, mentees and, yes, even some men, will come together at this exciting and entertaining event to help us ensure that girls, young women and nonbinary youth have the products they need to live their lives to the fullest.”

LaToya Clark, MD, Chairwoman, President and Medical Director of Women in Training, Inc., speaking at the Inaugural WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch in March 2022.

One in four American girls and young women skip school or miss work because they cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons to stay healthy during their period. To alleviate period poverty, Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) provides monthly donations of WITKITS® – canvas bags full of menstrual, hygiene and dental products – to underserved girls, young women and gender expansive youth. WIT also provides educational information programs about menstruation for girls and publishes the brochure, The WIT Guide to the Menstrual Cycle.

Proceeds raised from the Second Annual WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch will support the WITKITS® Campaign to provide bags of menstrual and hygiene supplies each month to more than 600 families in need. WIT’s signature program is the WITKITS®​ ​Campaign to provide menstrual, hygiene and dental items to young, low-income people who menstruate.

Please watch the WSFA promotional video below about the WIT Mother-Daughter Brunch.

The Brunch Steering Committee encourages all adult women in wear white to represent unity.

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