CHAPARRAL — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico and the Delores Wright Community Center are co-hosting a no-cost community baby shower for new and expecting moms 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. The event will take place at the community center, 400 E. Lisa Drive in Chaparral.
“When expecting mothers receive support from the community, it can have a significant impact on the whole family’s health,” said Janice Torrez, president of BCBSNM. “This is especially true for new mothers who may need the extra help in the beginning of their journey with their first baby.”
No-cost health screenings will be provided inside the BCBSNM Care Van, including cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure testing provided by Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach, and vision screenings from New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight.
Additionally, community organizations and providers will be present with relevant resources and information.
Registered attendees will be entered to win diaper bags and door prizes, including as a car seat, Moby wraps, onesies, bibs, diapers, wipes, receiving blankets and medicine droppers. BCBSNM will provide light refreshments.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial health insurer in New Mexico with approximately 700,000 New Mexicans carrying a Blue Cross and Blue Shield card. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.