March of Dimes

  • Friday, March 29, 2013

Dear Editor,
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes! More than four million babies were born last year in the United States and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
The March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.
You have been touched by the March of Dimes if.
• You or your child received a polio vaccine;
• You took the B vitamin folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects;
• You or someone you know is one of the nearly 9,000 parents who had a premature baby in South Carolina this year;
• You had a healthy baby due in part to regular prenatal care
The March of Dimes also provides support and resources to families while at the hospital, wondering when or if they’ll be able to take their baby home. And, for 75 years, they have worked to prevent prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality through research and community-based programs.
March for Babies is the easiest way you can support The March of Dimes mission. Join the family and corporate teams and individual walkers who will walk in honor of a baby they love to raise much-needed funds. This year’s event is a special celebration of 75 years of improving the health of babies. We will be walking because we understand the importance of bringing healthy babies into the world. After all, Trident Health welcomes almost 3,000 new residents to the Lowcountry each year – we want each and every one of them to get a good start.
March for Babies in Charleston will take place on April 27th at Cannon Park. We invite you to join us. Bring your family, friends and colleagues to walk three very special miles to celebrate 75 years of work towards healthy babies.
Sign up at marchforbabies.org today.
Todd Gallati, CEO
Trident Health           
Co-Chairman, March for Babies 2013
Lou Caputo, CEO
Summerville Medical Center
Co-Chairman, March for Babies 2013

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