March for Babies Coming Saturday April 13 to Walterboro
Ashley Lindquist, Community Director, March of Dimes, 917-667-2073, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walterboro, SC, April 03, 2013
WHO: Family and Corporate Teams and Individual walkers who will be participating in March for Babies.
WHAT: Hundreds will gather to take steps for healthier babies. The day’s activities include an opening program at 9:30 AM, followed by a 3-mile walk. Following the walk, participants will enjoy food and family-fun activities. Individuals and teams who achieved top fundraising honors will be recognized.
WHEN: OPENING PROGRAM AT 9:30 AM
Saturday, April 13
WHERE: Colleton Medical Center
501 Robertson Boulevard
WHY: In an average week in South Carolina, 169 babies are born too soon. Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have life long health and developmental consequences.
March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
The Lynah family of Walterboro, have been touched firsthand by the mission of the March of Dimes. Hillie was delivered at 33 ½ weeks, weighing just 2 pounds, 13 ounces. He stayed in the NICU for three weeks and weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces when he was sent home.
About the March of Dimes
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. About four million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education. For more information visit marchofdimes.com/southcarolina or facebook.com/scmarchofdimes
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