Local Executive Leads March of Dimes
| Monday, January 11, 2016
Media ContactsMichele Kling (914-997-4613)
Creates unique donation offer to drive attendance
Boston, MA, January 11, 2016 —
Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies and it costs American businesses $12 billion annually. Business leader Dan Foley is working with the March of Dimes to change this.
Foley, who is Founder and CEO of Curate Partners, a Boston-based IT staffing and consulting firm focused on bridging the talent gap in the technology sector, knows how important the March of Dimes mission is to families in Massachusetts. As a father and business leader he has taken on the role of 2016 March for Babies Revenue Chair to raise awareness and important funding to help babies born prematurely or with birth defects.
Foley built Curate Partners to be different and stand out in the staffing business and he plans to use the same approach in his role as Revenue Chair. In addition to recruiting new companies to participate, Foley has created a first of its kind donation offer to help drive fundraising efforts. Between January 11th and 18th the first 200 walkers who register online for the Boston March for Babies will receive a $25.00 donation to support their efforts from Foley and Curate Partners.
This year, Foley will focus on recruiting new companies to participate and lead the community in making a difference for the health of moms and babies. He has formed the March of Dimes Executive Leadership Committee to help in his efforts which include: Sean Tucker of Baystate Financial, Jeff Gore of Cresendo Content Marketing, Peter Martin of Wells Fargo Advisors, Rick Martino of Bose, John McGuire of State Street, and Adam Wolfberg of athenahealth.
Boston residents can sign up today at www.marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family or friends. Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the event -- which will be held this year on May 7, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the DCR Hatch Shell. March for Babies helps families win the fight against premature birth. It funds clinics and treatments that help more women go full term and have healthy babies. It also funds research to discover the unknown causes of premature birth and find new ways to stop it.
“At Curate Partners, our philosophy is to give back to the community and we encourage and support our employees to do the same. I can’t think of a more important cause than our babies,” said Foley, who will be asking other local businesses for their support in the coming months. “Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death in this country. One in 10 of our babies here in Massachusetts are born premature, and we improve upon that with the right amount of research dollars.”
About the March of Dimes
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. 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.