Armour Celebrates Charlotte Mother as Part of its “Great Moms” Campaign

LISLE, Ill., June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armour, the makers of great and convenient products including frozen meatballs, pepperoni and portable meal kits, continued their national campaign to recognize and honor “Great Moms” across the country on Wednesday. Armour held a special presentation to surprise Charlotte Steedly, an exceptional pediatric nurse, community advocate and mother of two children with special needs.

Charlotte Steedly, Center, and Her Family are Presented with $2,500 in FREE Groceries from Armour and Publix

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Serving as a pediatric nurse for over 10 years, Steedly has provided surgical and bedside nursing care to hundreds of pediatric patients at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital located in Charlotte, N.C. Her care for other children only exemplifies her most important job, being the remarkable mother of her two wonderful children, Leah and Parker.

Steedly, along with her husband, Jamie, raise their two children. Due to health issues, both require ongoing care from medical specialists including physical therapists, specialty physicians and special educators. Because of her children’s needs, Steedly volunteers at the local Ronald McDonald House and participates in walks for St. Jude’s and the March of Dimes.

Steedly’s love and dedication as a mother and pediatric nurse has had a lasting impact on her co-workers at Hemby Children’s Hospital.

“Charlotte’s duties go above and beyond the normal motherly duties and she does it well,” said Vicki Evans, a co-worker at Hemby Children’s Hospital. “The smiles on her children’s faces are proof Charlotte is truly succeeding as one of the best moms ever. Their happiness is apparent in spite of the special challenges they encounter on a regular basis.”

Co-worker and nurse, Danielle de Gorter added, “As the mother of a special needs child, Charlotte has become a strong advocate for her daughter and other patients and parents. She will fight for everything her child needs and helps many others along the way. Charlotte is truly a ‘Great Mom’ and person.”

Steedly was celebrated during a presentation at Hemby Children’s Hospital in front of her family, friends and fellow nurses. Armour partnered with Publix to surprise Steedly with $2,500 in free groceries. Armour is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

“We are pleased to honor Charlotte Steedly,” said Chuck Gitkin, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Smithfield Foods. “The Armour ‘Great Moms’ campaign is dedicated to honoring and giving back to mothers, our everyday unsung heroes. Charlotte has proven time and again to be a ‘Great Mom’ and we’re happy to reward her with $2,500 in free groceries at Publix.”

The “Great Moms” campaign is a national program designed to highlight and reward everyday great moms across the country that go above and beyond each day and still take the time to provide their families with great meals. “Great Moms” often go without praise and Armour is helping to change that by showing its appreciation for these everyday champions.

The campaign includes monthly events across the country through November to surprise and celebrate unexpected “Great Moms” for their extraordinary efforts in their communities and at home.

“I am totally shocked,” said Steedly. “There are a ton of ‘Great Moms’ everywhere and I think everyone deserves that title. It’s just so wonderful to be recognized by your peers and to be honored as a ‘Great Mom’ by Armour is awesome.”

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About Armour
With America's favorite frozen meatballs, LunchMakers® portable meal kits, and pepperoni products, Armour® is proud to be a trusted brand that provides convenient, delicious and affordable meal options for smart, sensible families since 1867.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health consists of more than 1,380 physicians and nearly 24,000 employees and provides care at 530 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system serves more than 4 million patients annually and in 2015 provided more than $706 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. Diversity MBA has recognized the organization as one of the 50 best places for women and managers of diverse background to work. Novant Health provides care in Virginia under the joint operating company, Novant Health UVA Health System.

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