The Affinia Healthcare Foundation's Friends Council spearheaded a Fashion Trivia event, held on Jan. 26 at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum St. Louis. Fashion Trivia was launched as a collaborative fundraiser of the Affinia Healthcare Foundation and HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis, to support the health care needs of women and children in our community who lack adequate financial resources and face barriers to health and well-being.

"Children today struggle with obesity, poor nutrition, dental disease and other health issues," says Shannon Laine, president and CEO of HealthWorks! Kids Museum St. Louis. "At HealthWorks! we reduce kids' health risks by making health fun." 

The event sold out, with more than 100 people attending to support the mission of the organizations. The event featured a trivia contest, a silent auction, raffle, a photo booth, a best-decorated table contest and music by D.J. Carlos Suarez.

"Poverty and lack of insurance coverage translate into lack of access to health care services and result in dire health issues, such as lower birth weight and lower life expectancy," says Yvonne Buhlinger, executive vice president of the Affinia Healthcare Foundation. “Proceeds from this collaborative event will help support the evidence-based preventative health programs offered at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum St. Louis, as well as the strategic initiatives of Affinia Healthcare, our community health center, to improve the health outcomes of the most vulnerable women and children in our community."

The Friends Council was assembled to help raise awareness and support of the Affinia Healthcare Foundation’s mission to address unmet healthcare needs. The Friends Council Fashion Trivia committee members are: Chairwoman Beth Ann Riechman, Rachel Marie Hinson, Janet Darpel Leigh, Channel Slate, Ally Melvin, Maria Gabriela Lara-Olivos and Shannon Laine.

To support these organizations, visit affiniahealthcare.org/donate and hwstl.org/support.