DELOITTE’S DAVE GORRETTA TO LEAD MARCH FOR BABIES IN PORTLAND

Portland, OR | Monday, March 5, 2018

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Business leader Dave Gorretta, Deloitte Managing Partner, has been named chair of the Portland March for Babies.

Gorretta knows how important it is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies, saying, “I’ve seen first-hand the impact of preterm births, and how difficult it is to watch friends and family go through weeks of uncertainty in the NICU. As a father, I can’t think of a better cause to support than one that works to combat prematurity, and supports healthy moms and babies. It’s been extremely gratifying to see Deloitte and other local organizations rallying around this cause. Participating in March for Babies is a great way to support building a healthier and happier community.”

“We’re so excited to have Dave on board to serve as our local March for Babies chair,” says Alanna Lowery, senior development manager for March of Dimes in Portland. “He shares our commitment to moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. March for Babies is a day for everyone to join together to hope, remember and celebrate at our walks nationwide.”

March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.
Gorretta says he is asking other local businesses and community leaders to join him to support March for Babies. “The number of babies born prematurely here in Oregon and nationwide just not acceptable,” he says. “March of Dimes is empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies.” 

The March for Babies community bands together to fight for the health of all moms and babies. We raise funds and awareness so that we can solve even the toughest problems. Every March for Babies participant is a leader who has the power to make a huge difference for families. In Portland, March for Babies will take place on April 28, 2018 at Rose Quarter Commons.  
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Register at marchforbabies.org/event/portland to start a team with your company, family or friends or donate directly. 
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. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

The 2018 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, HCA, Cigna, Pampers and regional sponsor Publix Super Markets, Inc. In our community, March for Babies is sponsored by Deloitte, Cambia, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Kaiser Permanente, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Moda Health, Pacific Power and iQ Credit Union.

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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.

Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.