Lancaster McDonald's March of Dimes Night
| Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Media ContactsMichele Kling (914-997-4613)
Lancaster, SC, September 15, 2015 —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Adriene Tyler, 803-403-8523 or ATyler@marchofdimes.org
McDonald’s on Lancaster Bypass East to host March of Dimes Night
McDonald’s located at 316 Lancaster Bypass East will host a March of Dimes Night on Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A percentage of the day’s sales will be donated to the March of Dimes.
“We are honored to have McDonald’s create this partnership with us. Proceeds will help us continue working to give a fighting chance for every baby” said Adriene Tyler, Community Director for the March of Dimes Midlands Division.
Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year including nearly 8,000 babies in South Carolina each year. In Lancaster County, 1 in 7 babies are born prematurely. Babies born too soon are struggle to survive and may have lifelong health consequences. The March of Dimes is committed to funding research to find the answers to premature birth and funding local programs to educate healthcare providers and moms-to-be.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes fundraising event that will take place Saturday, October 3 at USC-Lancaster, Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive. Registration begins at 8:30am, and the 3-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Individuals, families or company teams can register at marchforbabies.org or call the March of Dimes at (803) 403-8531. March for Babies is sponsored by P&G Manufacturing, Springs Memorial Hospital, Comporium, and Publix. Funds raised help support lifesaving research and community programs to help more babies have a healthy start in life.
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 healthcare providers and women about having healthy babies.
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org/southcarolina. Find 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.