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The Comfort Cub – A Mother’s Day Gift for Healing

Dee Rivera

Press release provided by Danica McAdam

This Mother’s Day, there’s help for moms that are hurting across the U.S. due to a loss.

Our loving friends at Comfort Cub are back to fill empty arms with weighted therapeutic teddy bears, supporting whoever holds it in their arms. They provide a sense of comfort, peace, and love to heavy hearts.

The non-profit is teaming up with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) for a heartwarming event ahead of Mother’s Day. 

Moms Helping Moms for Mother’s Day Event:

Date: Tuesday, 4/26/22

Time: 9:15-11:15am PST

Location: St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 

6628 Santa Isabel St. (corner Alga and El Fuerte) Carlsbad, California 92009

The purpose of the event is to send The Comfort Cubs as a gift to moms throughout the U.S. who are broken-hearted after losing a child at any age or experiencing a “Motherless Mother’s Day.” This special one-day Mother’s Day prep event will create an assembly line tagging and preparing the cubs to be shipped across the country to moms grieving a loss.

Additionally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Comfort Cub is about being supportive of that pain and struggle. Its deep touch pressure provides weighted therapy that can truly help relieve the heartache associated with mental health and emotional trauma. The group encourages people to give a bear to help a loved one in need.

The Comfort Cub was started to support moms who have lost their newborns. The founder’s mission is never to let a mother leave the hospital empty-handed as she did 23 years ago when her infant son, George, died the same day he was born. Now moms everywhere receive a weighted therapy bear, The Comfort Cub, to provide that deep touch pressure healing to help prevent and heal the scientifically proven Broken Heart Syndrome called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.

MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. They began in 1973 when moms with young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past 48 years, MOPS has expanded its community to include moms with school-aged kids. In addition, they partner with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 70 countries.

Together, these two groups are doing beautiful things and spreading kindness and healing at every turn.

About The Comfort Cub:

The mission of The Comfort Cub is to bring comfort to anyone experiencing a broken heart as a result of a significant loss or trauma. Founded in Encinitas, California, in 2000 by Marcella Johnson, the non-profit organization has pledged to give away 1,000 Comfort Cubs to hospital patients across the U.S. They also give them to anyone who requests one through their website or anyone who requests one on behalf of someone else. The organization continues to receive calls nationwide from hospitals asking for Comfort Cubs for their first responders, doctors, and medical staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To make a donation, please visit their website.

Dee Rivera
Dee Rivera

Dee Rivera, CEO of DCG Public Relations/DCG Media Group, Bringing nearly 15 years of public relations experience, working with some of the most recognizable fashion, beauty, luxury, lifestyle brands and celebrities in the world, Dee has her polished finger on the pulse of the next big trend. Ms. Rivera's background started in publishing working for magazines such as Latina, Modern Bride, Essence, Chaos LA and working with celebrity covers that included Jennifer Lopez, Eva La Rue, Rosie Perez, and a plethora of other celebrities. Dee is an expert at crafting and delivering messages from brands to the media, and consumers alike. Her company also specializes in pr, branding virtual events, digital marketing and advertising. Her experiential pop ups for brands and authors are extremely successful and have been a tool to expand brand names. She is the Founder of Latinista.com , Hamptons Fashion Week , Times Square Fashion Week, Glambition.biz among other brands. Dee also travels as a speaker for her book Glambition Knocking Down Walls In Heels and is a lifestyle expert and has been featured in WPIX11, FOX TV, NBC and Telemundo.

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