BEND, Ore. -

Do you know a Champion for Children that deserves to be recognized? Healthy Beginnings is pleased to announce the opportunity for community members to nominate individuals for the 2013 "Champion for Children" award.

The "Champion for Children" award honors those who are deserving of recognition for their work on behalf of young children in our community.

The award will be presented at the Healthy Beginnings "Champions for Children" Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend from noon to 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Jane Squires, Ph.D., a nationally recognized authority on early childhood development.

All nominees and their guest (the individual who nominated them) are invited to attend the luncheon. Nominations are due by 6 p.m. on May 6.

To learn more about the luncheon and to download a nomination form, please visit the Healthy Beginnings website at or call Healthy Beginnings at (541) 383-6357.