Nominations Open for 2015 Heroines of Washington Awards

| Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Arlington, VA, April 01, 2015 —

The March of Dimes is now accepting nominations for the 15th Annual Heroines of Washington® awards program. The event will honor women in the D.C. region for their dedication to community service.

Awards will be presented for the following categories:

• Healthcare Heroine Award

• Professional Services Heroine Award sponsored by Middleburg Wealth Management

• Public Sector Heroine Award sponsored by Transformation Systems, Inc.

• Real Estate Heroine Award sponsored by Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

• Technology Heroine Award sponsored by MorganFranklin Consulting

• Rising Heroine Award

• Lifetime Heroine Award

To nominate a heroine and learn more about the event and past winners, visit marchofdimes.org/heroines. Nominees must live in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Self-nominations will be accepted. The deadline to submit a nominee will be July 1, 2015.

The black-tie awards gala will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Guests will include directors, CEOs and other high-level individuals from local corporations and government agencies.  Proceeds will support March of Dimes programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy.

Since 2001 the March of Dimes has honored 87 “Heroines” and raised more than $1.9 million to support the March of Dimes mission.

Sponsors include: Middleburg Wealth Management, MorganFranklin, Transformation Systems, Inc., Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, DC Magazine, Federal News Radio and SmartCEO Magazine.

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Contact: Michele Murphy-Hedrick, (571) 257-2303, mmurphyhedrick@marchofdimes.org

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.