March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter Welcomes Breana Lipscomb
Jacki Apel, Director of Communications, March of Dimes, 803-403-8523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia, SC, February 19, 2013
The March of Dimes is proud to announce that Breana Lipscomb has joined the South Carolina Chapter as Director of Program Services and Government Affairs. Breana was formerly a Program Coordinator for SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. Prior to that she held the position of Assistant Project Coordinator at the UAB School of Public Health.
Breana is currently a Fellow in the Maternal Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute, a board member of the South Carolina Perinatal Association, and of the Columbia Urban League Young Professionals and President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters of Public Health degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“We are delighted to have Breana Lipscomb join our chapter. Her experience along with a passionate commitment to our mission will help us continue to working for healthier babies in our state” said Mona Carter, State Director of the March of Dimes South Carolina chapter.
Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community services. Through these program services, the March of Dimes continues working to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate healthcare providers and women about having healthy babies.
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. Four million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education. For information on March of Dimes opportunities in your community, visit marchofdimes.com/southcarolina. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.