WHITE PLAINS, NY, 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.
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.