Navigation Links
Ford CEO Asks Nation to March to Prevent Preterm Birth
Date:3/22/2010

March of Dimes Releases Public Service Announcement Featuring Alan Mulally

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally is helping the March of Dimes give all babies a healthy start in life with a new public service announcement being released today.  The video message was developed to support March for Babies -- the March of Dimes largest fundraiser held in support of its goal to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

March for Babies provides the financial support for research and programs to prevent and treat preterm birth. The walking event takes place April 24-25 in more than 900 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

"In an average week in the U.S., thousands of babies are born prematurely and many develop lifelong health problems or disabilities," said Mulally, one of the 2010 March for Babies co-chairmen, in the video message. "We are confident that with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's premature babies."

Mulally is working closely with Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers and fellow 2010 March for Babies national co-chairman, to help raise $1 million toward the March for Babies national goal of $100 million.

"Alan Mulally is not only a leader of the automobile industry -- he believes in contributing to a better world," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "The March of Dimes appreciates Alan's support, and we're confident working with Ron and our 3 million volunteers he will help lead the way to a time when every baby in every community is born healthy."

Premature birth is a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and babies who survive face the risk of serious lifelong health problems, including learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss and other chronic conditions, including asthma. More than 543,000 -- one out of every eight babies -- are born too soon each year. Worldwide, about 13 million babies are born prematurely each year.  

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. The March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart,  Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, sanofi pasteur, First Response, and Mission Pharmacal. For more information on March for Babies and a list of event sites, visit marchforbabies.org.

SOURCE March of Dimes

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.marchofdimes.com/
http://www.marchforbabies.org/

'/>"/>

SOURCE March of Dimes
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. IOM report on national vaccine plan
2. New Drugs, New Combinations Fight Breast Cancer
3. Study Finds Possible Explanation for the Link Between Infertility and Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risks
4. National Oncologist Group Warns: Current Health Care Reform Legislation Woefully Short In Addressing Cancer Care Crisis
5. National Health Investors Sets Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
6. Memory Loss Supplement Manufacturer Partners With Nationally-Syndicated Radio Host John Tesh
7. Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
8. Royal Caribbean International and LimoRes.com Announce Exclusive Partnership
9. Do Charitable Gift Donations Make a Difference?
10. Global Aids Alliance Celebrates the Introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act, Urges Swift Passage
11. More than 30 Percent of Seniors Are Not Immunized Against Pneumonia in 36 States; New Report Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates in U.S.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading ... Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly ... CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network ... advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City ... and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised ... reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers ... intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled ... December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: