March of Dimes secures funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

| Friday, March 27, 2015

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 27, 2015 —

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has approved funding to March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter allowing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to be a statewide sponsor for the 2015 March for Babies. The nation’s premier walking event, March for Babies is held in 900 communities across the country and involves more than 7 million people each year. This year, 10 walks are held across the state of Louisiana. March for Babies, gives hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. March for Babies also gives the community an opportunity to get active and have fun by walking with their families in various walking events across the state. The money raised supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. In addition, it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.

March of Dimes is proud to thank and acknowledge Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for its commitment to build a healthier Louisiana through community outreach and charitable giving focused on health and education related initiatives.

For additional information about March for Babies events contact March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter at (225) 295-0655.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. 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 or nacersano.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.

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.