Mrs. Idaho America 2016 ~ Christi van Ravenhorst

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Purpose / My Why!

I am so honored and excited to represent Idaho at the 40th annual Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas on August 27th. Being selected as Mrs. Idaho America 2016 from among 25 of the most incredibly talented, intelligent and kind women that I have ever met is a moment I will never forget.

Having endured several kidney surgeries in 2014, it was my mission to find my healthiest self and to seek God's purpose for my life. I am proud to say I am a successful work in progress. It is my goal as Mrs. Idaho to share my struggles and my triumphs with others in order to lead people to Christ and demonstrate His faithfulness to us. I desire to encourage others that are in the midst of their own battles that there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.

For the last three years I have been and continue to advocate for nursing mothers and babies. The more we can talk about this as a society the more we can open eyes to the normalcy and importance of breastfeeding. In November of 2015 I was named as the state Spokesperson for the Idaho Breastfeeding Law Coalition. As an organization we are tirelessly working to see Idaho pass a law, that every other state in the nation has, to protect a mother's right to breastfeed in public.

I also speak, travel and volunteer on behalf of Protect Idaho Kids, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as other non-profit organizations.

As I am sure you can imagine, attempting to travel to all 44 Idaho counties, lobbying in various cities for the Idaho Breastfeeding Law Coalition (a volunteer position) and the associated expenses required to compete at Mrs. America can really add up. Any sponsorship amount that you feel led to give is greatly appreciated! Every dollar helps! It is also a tax deductible business expense for any business that contributes! All sponsors will be promoted via Facebook, newspaper articles and in the national pageant magazine. I also still have a few spots available for advertising via business logo on my official autograph cards. For more information regarding advertising please send inquires to mrsidahoamerica2016@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Christi van Ravenhorst
Mrs. Idaho America 2016

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