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Transportation, Building and Construction Awards

DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2021  |  TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: The Westin Pittsburgh
ADDRESS: 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

We look forward to celebrating with you! Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing, as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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The volunteers and guests who make up our Transportation, Building and Construction (TB&C) Awards  community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms and babies this year.
 
Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the United States. By joining our TB&C community you are making a big difference. 
 
Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!
Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2021.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Barbara Roth at [email protected] or 412-506-8611 for more information.

EVENT DETAILS

Join us on Monday, October 26, 2021 at 11:30 AM for the 11th Annual Pittsburgh Transportation, Building & Construction Awards at The Westin Pittsburgh.

This event is close to being sold out. For individual ticket sales, please contact Barbara Roth for more details at 412-506-8611 or [email protected] .

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to Bob Hurley from GAI Consultants, and Tom Bice from Gannett Fleming, co-chairs for the 2021 Pittsburgh Transportation, Building & Construction Awards and their Executive Leadership Team. We are honored to present this year's event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Through partnerships with companies, organizations and individuals, the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors and leadership teams. They participate in an exclusive event while supporting a critical cause. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our event, providing you with brand recognition and exclusive opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Barbara Roth at (412) 506-8611 or [email protected] for more information.

SUPPORT THE MISSION

As a first time mom to be, Amy and her family were anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first born and the family’s first grandchild. Excitement had been building and plans were being made for the future, when at her 5 month mark during a routine sonogram, Amy learned there was extra fluid around the baby’s head. Futher testing concluded that the baby had a genetic disorder known as a diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the baby’s diaphram.

Amy continued during this scary time as a high risk pregnancy, and on June 2, 2006, Peyton James McAuliffe made his arrival into the world. He was taken for immediate surgery, and over the next 21 days the family waited and watched as Peyton underwent every procedure and medical prevention possible. Amy’s one wish was to be able to hold her son. On June 22, 2006, Peyton passed away, held in his Mother’s arms.

During their time in the NICU at Children’s Hospital, the family was approached by a March of Dimes liason. It was unknown at that time that this small encounter with the March of Dimes would bring so much meaning to Peyton’s short life. Although the grief never ends, Peyton’s memory has lived on in many ways. Amy went on to have two healthy baby boys! Jase (8 years old) and Deaven (14 years old) who both enjoy fishing, camping, baseball and anything outdoors. They are such blessings and the family is grateful for them every day. Amy formed a March for Babies Walk Team called Peyton’s Angels in 2007, and since then, they have partnered with the United Steelworkers Union hosting an Annual Bike Run to continue advocating for awareness of infant mortality, premature births, and birth defects.

Like  Peyton, about 380,000 babies are born too soon in the United States each year. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive an early birth may face long-term health challenges, including breathing problems, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. Even babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.  From research to find answers and solutions to information and comfort for families with a critically ill baby or those who have experienced loss, the March of Dimes is there.

Amy and her family know the significant role that March of Dimes has on all babies and their parents, not only for its research and information, but also as a place for families to find comfort and support. As the 2021 TB&C Ambassador Family, Amy is honored to continue sharing Peyton’s story, and hopes it will provide promise for other families, and help March of Dimes to reach the day when all babies are born strong and healthy.

 

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