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Please join us for the 6th Helping Kids Thrive Annual Benefit Luncheon,EBC: Giving and Growing for 25 years.
“When you give we all thrive”
Annually EBC hosts three events: Helping Kids Thrive Annual Luncheon, Pants Party and Diaper Derby. You’ll also find us at several community events. Mark your calendars now; we would love to see you out and about this year.
The 6th Annual Helping Kids Thrive Luncheon will be held on November 6, 2015 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
NEW! Registration for the 6th Annual Helping Kids Thrive Luncheon is now available online. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet Our Founder – Karen Ridlon
Karen Ridlon founded Eastside Baby Corner (EBC) in 1990. A certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (University of California, San Francisco, 1972), Karen worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in California and Washington, working in well child care, newborn care and newborn ICU support for a number of medical groups and doctors. Karen founded Eastside Baby Corner to fill an unmet need of parents of newborns who lacked basic supplies for their children.
She is Executive Director Emeritus and a lifetime member of the EBC Board of Directors. Karen has been recognized for her efforts with many volunteer awards, including receiving the Leadership Eastside LENi Community Choice Leadership Award in 2013, Distinguished Member Award for the Washington State Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) in 2013, Issaquah Schools Foundation Golden Apple Award (2009), and chosen as a UCSF Distinguished Alumni. Karen was a key player in the development of the Issaquah Community Center and has been a tireless contributor to many volunteer efforts over the years including scouting, the public schools, and her church. Karen is the mother of three children and a proud resident of Issaquah, where she lives with her husband.Meet Our Board of Directors and Leadership