Melody Lane is the annual fundraiser for Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma. The proceeds from this event raise funds for critically important programs that serve Oklahoma families and help raise healthy and resilient children.

Melody Lane is held in memory of past board members, Betty Sue Campbell and Nancy Bell, and the contributions they made to Parent Promise. Betty Sue and Nancy shared our belief that we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families as we continue to work to achieve our mission of strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

The name Melody Lane comes from Betty Sue’s love of the piano and melodic sound when played. The event received its name in 1996.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the August 2022 event date!

She’s my “sanity pill” -- The Grier Family reflects on their Parent Educator Christy Bowie

As a first-time parent at a later age, Karel Grier found herself asking a lot of questions about how to raise another human being.

“It was timely that I stumbled upon Parent Promise as I navigated becoming a parent,” Karel said. 
“With the Parent as Teachers Program, I was connected to a parent educator that serves as my ally in search of answers to my curiosities.” Christy Bowie serves as the parent educator for the Grier family. Christy meets regularly with the family, working with them on a customized plan to help the family meet the parental goals they set for themselves.

“Christy makes sure that a holistic caring and understanding of my child’s well-being, my well-being and the health of my relationships embedded as a parent are addressed,” Karel said. “I would often say to Miss Christy that she is my sanity pill whenever she visits us twice a month. She is patient and kind to answer my silliest questions about parenting as well as relevant events brought about by the times.”

Karel said she also appreciates that Christy helps her pause, reflect and “perform the role of being a mother and a partner.

“I am pleased that Oklahoma City has Parent Promise to provide such services. I am grateful that I am a part of this worthwhile and noble endeavor. Kudos to Parent Promise for I found a friend, family and community in this place.”

The Grier Family

Thank You to Our 2021 Melody Lane Sponsors

  • Paycom
  • The Chickasaw Nation
  • BancFirst
  • Edward Jones
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Jodi Lewis
  • Echols & Associates
  • PSA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Allen & Jacque Wright
  • Mr. and the Honorable Charles and Barbara Swinton
  • Edstrom Law
  • Edmond Exchange Club
  • RegentBank
  • Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service
  • Ms. Arnella Karges
  • Coop Ale Works
  • Crowe & Dunlevy
  • Oklahoma Natural Gas
  • Elias, Books, Brown & Nelson, P.C.
  • Downtown Exchange Club
  • The Exchange Club of Oklahoma City
  • First United
  • The Law Offices of Holmes, Holmes, & Neisent P.L.L.C.
  • White & Weddle, P.C.
  • Kiki of Greater Oklahoma
  • BG Consulting
  • Purposeful Family Enrichment Center Play
  • A.C. Owen Construction
  • Pella Windows & Doors of Oklahoma
  • Mr. and Mrs. David and Sally Boyd
  • Ms. Gina Jordan
  • Mr. Wes Haddox
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bradley and Katie Davenport
  • Simply Structural Solutions, PLLC
  • Cotton Consulting