Kornerstone, Inc.
May 2010
The March of Dimes Greater Missouri Chapter has awarded a grant to Kornerstone, Inc. to support their
Teen Mom Program, that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in southwest
Missouri. This program will provide smoking cessation counseling and transportation to prenatal
services for pregnant teens in Kornerstone’s Teen Mom program. Smoking is known to contribute to
premature birth and low birthweight. Ensuring expectant teens receive early prenatal care is also a vital
service to assist in the reduction of premature birth and low birthweight babies.
Marlene Whitham, Executive Director of Kornerstone, Inc.,
announced Thursday March 31st.  These  resources will be
utilized to provide teen mothers the opportunity to receive early
prenatal healthcare, attend childbirth classes, and learn positive
parenting and infant care skills through personal and group
encompass all of Barry County in order to impact the chances of
young mothers delivering full term, healthy weight babies.  
Kornerstone Says Thank You!!!
volunteer support for our mission: “Bridging parents,
communities, schools, and area resources to provide
educational opportunities for children, teens, and adults.”  We
want to say a special
THANK YOU to the Thrifty Closest for
their generous, continued support of our Teen Mom
program.   Thank you for your support of our vital mission to
educate and advocate for teen mothers who are becoming a
parent while still a child themselves.  Today and every day,
we are grateful for the difference you make.

Marlene Whitham,
Kornerstone Director
The Table Rock Lake Community Foundation recently awarded a
grant of $1,500 to Kornerstone Inc. during a luncheon at Silver
Dollar City.  The funds will be utilized to provide training for
doula/advocates of the Kornerstone Teen Mom Community
Based Doula Support program.  Accepting the check is
Kornerstone Executive Director Marlene Whitham (center) and
TRLCF Board Member Melissa Jacobson (left).
Kornerstone, Inc. of Barry Co. is hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13.  
Race will start and end at the Cassville Aquatic Center at 9:00a.m   Official timing of the
race will be provided by Ozark Racing Systems of Springfield.  Medals will be awarded to
the top three male and female finishers in each age category.

For registration and more information, please visit our website: www.kornerstoneinc.org.  
or www.ridgerunnersports.com under 2014 schedule.  Registration forms may also be
picked up at Cassville YMCA, Arvest Bank, or Cassville Chamber office.

Pictured is Regina McIlrath of Service 1 Federal Credit Union presenting a check to
Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone Director for Sponsorship of the 5K Run/Walk.

All proceeds will benefit Kornerstone's Teen Mom program.