Local Moms Honored in California Statewide Initiative

Local Moms Honored in California Statewide Initiative



California's Better Future Moms Program Seeks to Highlight Efforts of Everyday Moms Committed to Bettering their Community


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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), the creator of got milk?, announced today the selected California's Better Future Moms as part of a campaign that was launched to acknowledge influential mothers that are making a difference in their community. The selected group of eight mothers hail from all around the state and each plays an important role in driving programs that guide and encourage others to work towards a better future.

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This statewide search was launched in May to identify and thank everyday moms who are striving to improve their schools, neighborhoods and communities. As part of their
day-to-day, California's Better Future Moms are positive forces that promote making healthy food choices, leading an active lifestyle and pursuing higher education – all key elements that help ensure a better future. To recognize their efforts, got milk? will honor each mom at a special event in their respective city and make a monetary donation of $1,000 to their community organizations to support the continued growth and outreach of each program.

"It is an honor for us to publicly thank these moms for their notable contributions," said Steve James, Executive Director of the CMPB. "California's Better Future Moms was created to celebrate local mom heroes. We also want to extend this honor to the programs that help educate communities about the importance of higher education, adopting an active lifestyle and eating healthy, wholesome foods, like
milk."

From a marathon-runner mom who founded a non-profit in memory of her late son to a mom that's heading a school that was established to serve the underserved, California's Better Future Moms are giving back in unique and notable ways. As devoted mothers, they are involved in their children's lives both at home and in their extracurriculurs. They believe in leading by example and are raising the next generation of community leaders: their kids.

The got milk? California Better Future Moms are:

Oakland: Claudia Aguilar and Yanira Canizales – Lighthouse Community Charter School II

Sacramento: Beth Sanders – Runnin' For Rhett

Fresno: Genevieve Wilcots and Florinda Guzman – Run for the Dream Project

Bakersfield: Vanessa Emo – Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County

San Diego: Vanessa Cardenas – San Diego State University Children's Center

Los Angeles: Monique Johnson – Junior Achievement of Southern California

The Better Future Moms will be honored at an exclusive awards ceremony in Los Angeles that will be attended by other influential moms and community leaders. The event will be held at Junior Achievement of Southern California and hosted by "Jane the Virgin" actress and TV mom Andrea Navedo, also a proud mother of two.

"I am thrilled to meet all of the selected Better Future Moms. They are all amazing individuals and deserve recognition; not only are they guiding their children towards a better future, but their entire communities as well. The work that they do is truly inspiring," said Navedo.

California's Better Future Moms nominations were open to all socially-active Californian moms. Nominations were received by letter submissions to press@gotmilk.com. Many community programs participated in the campaign and submitted their nominations to publicly thank volunteer or employee moms who go above and beyond to support the unique services they provide to the community.

To learn more about California's Better Future Moms visit: www.gotmilk.com. Follow got milk? via social media on Facebook @gotmilk, Twitter @gotmilk and Instagram @officialgotmilk.

About the CMPB

The California Milk Processor Board was established in 1993 to make milk more competitive and increase milk consumption in California. Awareness of got milk? is over 90% nationally and it is considered one of the most important and successful campaigns in history. Got milk? is a federally registered trademark that
has been licensed by the national dairy boards since 1995. The CMPB's Spanish-language campaign began in 1994 using the tagline "Familia, Amor y Leche" (Family, Love and Milk). The TOMA LECHE (Drink Milk) campaign replaced it in 2006, in order to better align the English and Spanish language work. The CMPB is funded by all California milk processors and administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Local Moms Honored in California Statewide Initiative