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    March of Dimes Names 2014 Mystic March for Babies Chairperson

    Leigh-Anne Lefurge, March of Dimes, (860) 815-9353, llefurge@marchofdimes.org

    Mystic, CT, January 13, 2014 —

    The March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce that David Preka, owner of Advanced Improvements, a full-service General Contractor located in Mystic, Connecticut, has been named Chairperson of the March of Dimes 2014 Greater Mystic March for Babies event.

    March for Babies, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event to support its mission to give every baby a healthy start, will be held at Olde Mistick Village on Sunday, May 4, 2014. 

    As chair, Preka will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of the March of Dimes effort to find causes and preventions for preterm birth and birth defects. 

    “Working with the March of Dimes is a real honor. March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to work together for stronger, healthier babies and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies,” said Preka.  “This year I'm so excited to serve as Chair for Mystic March for Babies and I hope that my fellow community members will join me in starting or continuing to support the March of Dimes.”

    An event kick-off and information session will be hosted by Preka on Wednesday, February 5th at 5:30 pm in the Baker Auditorium at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.  Business and community leaders are encouraged to attend to learn more about March of Dimes initiatives and how they can support March for Babies in Mystic.  For more information contact Elizabeth Conklin, March of Dimes Executive Division Director, at 860-815-9350 or econklin@marchofdimes.org.

    “We are thrilled to work with David as he leads the charge to meet our March for Babies goals as we work to support moms and babies in Connecticut,” said Conklin.  “We know he will bring the same drive, dedication and passion that made him a well-respected member of the community to his efforts on behalf of March for Babies. I know his contribution will go a long way to making this year’s event an unqualified success.”

    Registration for March for Babies is now open at marchforbabies.org.  Those wishing to contribute to Preka’s fundraising team efforts can donate securely online at marchforbabies.org/team/advancedimprovements.

    Mystic March for Babies is proudly sponsored by Advanced Improvements, The Day, Soft Rock 106.5 WBMW and Jammin 107.7, and sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal and United Airlines.

    For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthrough.  Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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