Parsagen Diagnostics Pledges Fundraising Match to March of Dimes
| Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Media ContactsMichele Kling (914-997-4613)
Aims to incent donors to raise $15,000 for premature birth
Boston, Massachusetts, March 26, 2016 —
Parsagen Diagnostics, Inc. is a new March of Dimes sponsor and has already raised over $50,000 for the March of Dimes. This week they are incenting participants to raise money by matching up to $15,000 of March for Babies donations in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire until April 2nd only.
The people of Parsagen Diagnostics know the importance of the March of Dimes’ work to help moms and babies. Parsagen Diagnostics is the manufacturer of the PartoSure™ Test, a revolutionary tool in the fight against prematurity.
“Fundraising is a critical element to delivering strong mission results in our community,” said Ed Doherty, Executive Director for the Boston-Manchester Market of the March of Dimes. “Parsagen Diagnostic’s generosity is inspiring. Their donations and match promotion is helping the March of Dimes to fund the research that will find the causes of premature birth and birth defects.”
Parsagen Diagnostics Co-Founder and CEO, Ruben F Salinas is professionally and personally connected to the cause after having a premature baby 10 years ago – after a week in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), Natalia was finally able to go home to her family. After her birth, Salinas made a promise to dedicate his life’s work to advancing medical technology in the field of prematurity.
“March for Babies is the premier fundraising event for the March of Dimes and the ultimate way for us to directly support the research and education that will help put an end to prematurity,” said Ruben F Salinas, Co-Founder & CEO of Parsagen Diagnostics. “Our organization is part of the over 200 researchers looking for causes and ways to prevent prematurity. Supporting this is my personal mission, as well as our company’s and we are excited to rally our community around this important work.”
March for Babies, the March of Dimes largest fundraiser, helps fund lifesaving research and educational programs aimed at helping moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont residents can sign up today at marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family or friends. Match does not count towards individual team totals or incentives. Dollars will be donated directly to the March of Dimes.
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. The 2016 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, United Airlines, and Mission Pharmacal.
About Parsagen Diagnostics
Parsagen Diagnostics is an early-stage medical device company focused on developing next-generation point-of-care diagnostics in the field of high risk pregnancy and prematurity. The company’s founders are an experienced team composed of industry leaders with successful track records for developing medical devices from concept through commercialization.
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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.