Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition’s (IRCHSC) mission is to establish and support a local system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County. They accomplish this goal by focusing on the need to strengthen and enhance our system of maternal and infant care by increasing awareness of infant mortality, streamlining services to be efficient and economical, and most importantly, building partnerships among families, volunteers, and other maternal and young child advocates to collaborate on processes to improve the poor conditions in our local area experienced by our very youngest, our babies.
The feature fundraiser for Healthy Start Coalition, Dancing with Vero’s Stars, in partnership with Riverside Theatre. Dancing with Vero’s Stars has made a mark on the Vero Beach non-profit events scene ever since it first sashayed on to the stage of the Vero Beach Elks Hall on Saturday, March 14, 2009. At that time, less than 400 people made a full house, and less than $40,000 was raised for the non-profit. The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition recognized from that singular evening that Dancing with Vero’s Stars would only grow and attain unlimited success as their signature fundraising event.