Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida is hosting the 8th Annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals who help give babies a healthy start in life. Award recipients will be honored at the Golden Baby Shoe Awards dinner on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs. 

The elegant evening will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and live music.  Guests then move into the beautiful ballroom for a plated dinner and more live music followed by the awards ceremony.


The deadline for nominations is June 18.  Nominations may be made on-line at Nominations will then be reviewed by the awards committee, and awardees will be notified by July 31.

Nominations may be received from patients, co-workers, and friends from all four counties.  An individual who may be nominated for this award meets the following criteria:

  • Is a Doctor, Nurse, Mid-wife, Social Worker or other health care/social service provider involved in the direct care of pregnant women, new mothers and/or babies;
  • Has gone “above and beyond” their normal job responsibilities to make a positive on improving the health of mothers and babies;
  • Has demonstrated an enthusiasm  and dedication for their work;
  • Is well respected by colleagues and clients; and
  • Has provided services in Lee, Collier, Glades or Hendry County Florida.