Commemorating Black History Month
Beverly Hills, California | Friday, February 26, 2010
Media ContactsMichele Kling (914-997-4613)
The March of Dimes hosted a Black History Month breakfast at the Four Season Hotel here for celebrity volunteers, corporate supporters, and national service partners to discuss the alarming rates of premature birth in the African-American community. Lisa Leslie, expectant mom, retired WNBA/LA Sparks player, and March of Dimes volunteer (first row, second from left) was joined by fellow March of Dimes volunteers Rachel Bervell, National Youth Council member, Harvard College; Densel Fleming, March of Dimes ambassador father; Chef Rahman “Rock” Harper, Hell’s Kitchen winner; Faye McClure, Director of Strategic Marketing, Farmer’s Insurance; Aonika Laurent Thomas, actress; Sean Patrick Thomas, actor; and Camille Winbush, actress (Secret Life of the American Teenager) and March of Dimes Youth Volunteer. Leaders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; and Top Ladies & Top Teens of Distinction are also shown. These guests and others shared their personal stories and connection to March of Dimes efforts to give every baby a healthy start in life.
Photo Caption: Celebrity Volunteer Moms Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, actress (left) and Lisa Leslie (right), retired WNBA/LA Sparks player, took part in a March of Dimes Black History Month Breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel here with other celebrity volunteers, corporate supporters, and national service partners to discuss the alarming rates of premature birth in the African-American community. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Lewis)
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.