Newborn screening is a process that detects potential health issues in infants that may impact their long-term well-being or even their chances of survival.
Timely identification, diagnosis, and intervention can save lives, reduce disabilities, and allow children to achieve their maximum potential.
We sat down with Jill Levy-Fisch, a friend of Savor Beauty and President of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation to learn more about this cause.
This weekend, 9/16/23-9/17/23, a portion of Savor Beauty sales will be donated to Save Babies Through Screening Foundation.
1. Tell us about your organization + mission.
"The mission of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is to improve the lives of children and their families by working to prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening tests.
The Foundation’s goal is to see that every baby born is screened successfully, effectively, and comprehensively. We are an all-volunteer organization who have dedicated our lives to improving and saving the lives of others."
2. What is Your Why?
"My journey began over 20 years ago when looking for a diagnosis for our youngest child. We knew something was wrong and embarked on what turned out to be a 2.5-year-long diagnostic odyssey.
When I was made aware that a simple blood test could have given us the answers at birth I knew my life had forever changed.
I vowed to do whatever it took to bring about change so no other family would have to endure what ours did. It was senseless.
The first thing I did was set out to get the newborn screening law changed in New York. After that success, I set my sights on the rest of the country and got to work!"
3. What Advice Would You Give to Your Younger Self?
“I have never been one to give up when faced with a challenge even when younger. That said, I would tell my younger self that nothing put in front of you is an obstacle. Go over it. Go through it. Do what it takes to get to the other side. You can and you will.”
4. What is Your Favorite Quote?
“I have a few. The one that comes to mind first here is ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’ — Mahatma Gandhi”
4. What is your Favorite Savor Beauty Product and Why?
"This is a very difficult question to answer! My entire skincare routine, both face and body, is comprised of Savor Beauty products. These products have radically and drastically changed my skin.
As an adult acne sufferer, I had pretty much given up until I discovered these products. I actually look forward to washing my face!
If I had to pick just one favorite it would be the Chardonnay Body Cream. I am obsessed. But truthfully I feel that way about every Savor product I use."