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Aiken multiple blessings

MEET: First Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Atlanta Bread Co. on Whiskey Road in Aiken.

MEMBERSHIP: Fee of $25, but don't have to be a member to participate. Has 19 members: three sets of triplets and the rest are twins.

MISSION: Social and support group for mothers of multiple births. Do a number of social functions throughout the year that are open to the entire family. Have a monthly pizza night out. We also do Walk America in the spring as community fundraiser. Dues pay for membership in international organization of twins group.

The group is an outreach to parents of multiples in the community to serve as a sounding board for parents who are learning how to rear multiples, because it is different from having a single child at a time. It offers support for new mothers, a social outlet and bereavement support.

CONTACT: Mary Frances Hendrix -- (803) 439-1326 or www.aikenmultipleblessingsclub.com.


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