MARCH OF DIMES SEEKS TO GROW TRI-CITIES MARKET BOARD

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MARCH OF DIMES SEEKS TO GROW TRI-CITIES MARKET BOARD

COMMUNITY LEADERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE HEALTH OF MOMS AND BABIES

KENNEWICK, WA, SEPT. 5, 2017 – March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit for pregnancy and baby health, is recruiting community leaders to join the movement to improve the health of moms and babies. Tri-Cities March of Dimes is seeking passionate, caring leaders to lend their skills and connections to help expand the organization’s impact. This cohort will make a difference for future generations by helping to improve the health of moms and babies.

The March of Dimes strives for a world where every baby has a fighting chance, yet this is not the reality for many mothers and babies. Babies in this country have different chances of surviving and thriving simply based on the circumstances of their birth. The United States has one of the highest premature birth rates of any high-resource country. Babies who survive an early birth may have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual delays.  In addition to the unfair toll on mothers and babies and their families, annual estimated costs associated with preterm births in the US is $26 billion in avoidable medical and societal costs. In Washington, more than 88,900 babies are born every year, and the work of the March of Dimes touches each one of them, whether they are born healthy, prematurely, with a birth defect or other health complications.

The Tri-Cities March of Dimes Market Board, in collaboration with Victor Guzman, the March of Dimes Washington Executive Director of Market Development, oversees the business of the market, including implementation of the regional March of Dimes strategic plan. Board members actively participate in the development, execution and tracking of a Market Business Plan to leverage relationships and market potential to increase mission delivery and achieve targeted revenue growth. As part of the business plan, Market Board members will identify, recruit and engage other high-impact volunteer leaders for key leadership roles.

“People are the soul of our organization,” said Victor Guzman. “We are excited to find individuals who share our passion to work for positive change in our communities. March of Dimes is taking new approaches to problem solving. We are tackling issues like disparity that disproportionately affect some communities and we are connecting the right collaborators to solve problems that need some of the brightest minds in science, research and maternal-child health.”

Individuals who are interested in learning more about board and committee opportunities can contact Victor Guzman at vguzman@marchofdimes.org or at 206-452-6635.

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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.

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