USO and best-selling author Heidi Murkoff return to Okinawa

USO and best-selling author Heidi Murkoff return to Okinawa

by Maralyn I. O’Brien
USO Okinawa

USO and Best-Selling Author Heidi Murkoff Return to Okinawa to host Three One-of-a-Kind Baby Showers for Expectant Military Moms

USO Okinawa celebrates newest military additions with games, food and giveaways
One hundred expectant military moms in Okinawa, including wives of servicemen and active duty service women, will be treated to a baby shower celebration, hosted by the USO, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff and her What to Expect Foundation.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
3pm – 6pm
Thursday, June 19, 2014
11am – 2pm
Note: Please RSVP date of anticipated coverage. 

Kadena Officers’ Club

Baby showers are special celebrations friends and families host for their expectant loved one. However, oftentimes due to deployments, expectant military moms miss out on celebrating the upcoming birth of their child with those they love most, because they are thousands of miles from home. Through the “Special Delivery” program, the USO, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff and her What to Expect Foundation have teamed up to give these special moments back to military moms- a heartfelt thank you for their service and sacrifice. The showers, which are hosted around the world, are complete with food, gifts, games and a Q&A session and book signing with Murkoff. During the Q&A, Murkoff discusses important questions about birth and motherhood and helps create new bonds between the military moms. 

For more information about the USO, visit

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us
most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

About What to Expect Foundation
The What To Expect books, that all began with the iconic What To Expect When You're Expecting have sold more than 45 million copies and are published in over 30 languages.Established in 1997, the What To Expect Foundation is dedicated to helping underserved families and empowering moms in need so that they can expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries and healthier, happier babies.

In 2005 the What To Expect brand expanded online with - the interactive companion to the What To Expect books and home to a vibrant, vast yet close-knit community of over 4.5 million parents.

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