The Echoz Pregnancy Care Center received a $5,000 donation from the Bayer Cereal Experts through the Grain for Good Sweepstakes. Pictured are Kerry Yates, Bayer; Autumn Robertson, Echoz Pregnancy Care Center; and Greg Vandenacre, Conrad area farmer.

 Echoz Pregnancy Care Center is one of 10 organizations to receive a $5,000 donation through the Bayer Cereal Experts Grain for Good™ Sweepstakes. 

The Echoz Pregnancy Care Center was designated by Greg Vandenacre of Conrad, who was one of 10 entrants chosen to direct a donation to the organization of his choice. 

“I selected Echoz Pregnancy Care Center because they provide valuable services and support to mothers and fathers in difficult circumstances,” said Vandenacre. “Since all the services provided are free of charge, the Grain for Good donation will help Echoz continue their mission.” 

Echoz Pregnancy Care Center is a medical clinic accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Healthcare that provides services such as pregnancy testing, diagnostic ultrasound and family planning services. Echoz also has a Baby Boutique, where patients take parenting classes and earn credits to purchase items such as diapers, wipes, clothing, cribs and car seats. 

“Echoz Baby Boutique is in need of new car seats and new breast pumps for nursing moms,” said Echoz Pregnancy Care Center CEO Autumn Robertson. “A portion of the donation will also go towards advertising expenses, as we continue to promote our free services to the community.” 

This is the second year of the Grain for Good Sweepstakes, which began in 2018. In total, the Bayer Cereal Experts have donated $100,000 to 20 cereal growers throughout the country. 

“It was truly exciting to bring back Grain for Good again in 2019,” said Kevin Cencula, cereals marketing manager at Bayer. “As the Bayer Cereal Experts, we take great pride in supporting farmers across the country, not only agronomically, but also personally, by lifting up the organizations that matter most to them and their communities.” 

To enter in the sweepstakes, entrants had to grow 250+ acres of cereal crops in eligible states. No purchase was necessary, and entries were limited to one per person. Winners were selected randomly by a third party. 

The Bayer Cereal Experts are excited to see all the ways the donations will help communities. Learn more about the Cereal Experts and the innovative Bayer cereals portfolio at CerealExperts.com.

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