By peoplestaff225
Updated March 30, 2007 02:41 PM
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With a new baby or toddler in the family, most parents "babyproof" the home, putting locks on the cabinets and bumpers on the tables. But what about the dangers we can’t see—the environmental toxins that can affect our children’s health, growth and development? To help guard against these dangers, there’s Healthy Child Healthy World.

On April 26th in Los Angeles, Healthy Child Healthy World (formerly CHEC) will celebrate the launch of Healthy Child Healthy World, the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children’s environmental health. VIP guests will join Laura Dern, Amy Brennemann, HCHW’s Executive Director, Christopher Gavigan, renowned pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp and other celeb parents and walk through a real-life HealtheHouse, check out the latest and greatest in "green lifestyle" products and home design, and learn about the easy steps everyone can take to make their homes safer for their families.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Coach has created an ultra-stylish baby bag and during April and May, a portion of the proceeds from online sales will be donated to Healthy Child Healthy World. The Coach Scribble Health Child Baby Bag is a generously sized diaper bag with tons of pockets (two inside zip pockets, front and back zipper pockets, two side open pockets, a cellphone pocket), zip-top closure, ring/keyfob, diaper changing pad, and can be carried using the 22" handles or the 60" adjustable detachable strap. The print is Coach’s signature scribble fabric, with suede and leather trim. It retails for $348. Visit Coach.com to find a Coach store near you.

Founded by Jim and Nancy Chuda in 1992 after their daughter Colette died from a rare form of non-hereditary brain cancer that has been linked to pesticides, Healthy Child has since become a resource for millions of parents and caregivers worldwide. Business partners include Whole Foods, Seventh Generation, Coach and IKEA, and more; celebrity supporters include Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Laura Dern, Amy Brennemann and Meryl Streep, among others.

Visit HealthyChild.org for more info.