Iris Fund Wins Fairfield County Bank Charity of the Month for December

The Iris Fund is honored to have won Fairfield County Bank’s Charity of the Month in December, which resulted in a generous $1,000 donation for our critical women’s health research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Pictured here are three moms from Ridgefield in different industries coming together to push for better care for mothers and babies! Left to right: Social media consultant Kate Fitzpatrick of Kate Fitzpatrick Consulting, who manages social media and PR for The Iris Fund; Founder and Iris’ mom, Brittney Crystal; and Laura Silver, VP, Marketing Manager of Fairfield County Bank who first nominated The Iris Fund for Charity of the Month.

January is Champions Month, which means the charities that won in 2022 are back in the running for Charity of the Month! We want to thank everyone who voted for us in December and encourage you to keep voting for us so we can to win an additional $1,000 donation.

You can vote here up to three times a day (click here).

Pregnancy and infant loss can be incredibly difficult to discuss. But it's an issue that many families have personal experience with, and one Ridgefield resident is using her own tragedy to help other families dealing with this type of loss.

The Iris Fund was started by Brittney Crystal with the shock that women’s bodies are not better understood during even fullterm labor and a passion to bridge that research gap - which will save and improve outcomes for babies. Brittney’s baby died being born. Her name was Iris. Her legacy was born right after and her family stands with the amazing women across so many organizations that are working to make it better for the next generation. 

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