NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo Visits March of Dimes
White Plains, New York — Wednesday, April 21, 2010
NBA All-Star and Global Ambassador for NBA Cares Dikembe Mutombo (center) joins Melanie Hoffman (left) and her son Joshua (front right), the March of Dimes 2010 National Ambassador and Kathleen Behrens, member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees and Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs for the NBA, as speakers at a March of Dimes fundraiser here. Each year, the March of Dimes hosts a thank you party for all the corporate vendors who provide support for its national initiatives.
Other celebrities guest at the event included, Mary Calvi, anchor for WCBS 2’s weekend evening newscasts, sportscaster Kenny Albert, NFL players, Chad Cascadden, Richard Caster, Bruce Harper, Chuck Mercein and John Schmitt. This year, supporters at the Vendor Party event included PBD Worldwide Fulfillment; Infocision; Paradysz Matera & Company; Pep Direct; Blackbaud; Mikam, an Inner Workings Company; AmericaList, a division of Haines; Peeq Media; ProfTech; and Flik International.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, Sanofi Pasteur, First Response, Mission Pharmacal, and Focus Features' BABIES.
For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit persistats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.