Jim McDaniel to serve as 2016 Chair for March for Babies in Charleston
| Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Media ContactsMichele Kling (914-997-4613)
Charleston, S.C., October 13, 2015 —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union CEO, Jim McDaniel, to serve as 2016 Chair for March for Babies in Charleston
Charleston, SC, September 24, 2015—Jim McDaniel, CEO of Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, will serve as Chair for the 2016 March for Babies in Charleston. He is committed to helping reach the event goal of $450,000 to support March of Dimes research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives. March for Babies will take place on April 30th, 2016 in Charleston.
“When you participate in March for Babies, you are helping the March of Dimes continue working for stronger, healthier babies in our community and across our state. The money we raise supports programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our state’s babies,” says McDaniel. “I’m serving as the 2016 Chair for March for Babies because I believe if we can give a child a healthy birth, we are making a positive impact on their future quality of life. I challenge Charleston area businesses and families to join me in raising critical funds so that more families will know the joy of having a healthy baby.”
“We are honored to have the support of all the employees of Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union,” said McDaniel. “When our local businesses and families come together for March for Babies, they show the whole community the value of volunteer service and community involvement.”
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year, with the number growing every day. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.
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 men and women about having healthy babies.
In Charleston, March for Babies is currently sponsored by Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, MUSC, South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Santee Cooper, Publix Supermarkets, Robert BOSCH, Select Health of South Carolina and Clear Channel Communications.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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.