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R Baby Foundation Raises $2.5 Million in First Year
Date:2/4/2008

- Announces Five New Lifesaving Grants To Improve Pediatric Emergency Care

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NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- R Baby Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to reducing the high level of infant mortality in the United States, announced today that it raised over $2.5 million in its first year and is happy to announce five new hospital programs that received grants in January 2008 totaling $500,000. R Baby is committed to improving medical care for infants and is focused on supporting the medical community and educating the public about the risk of newborn deaths, particularly those that occur as a result of misdiagnosed and untreated viral infections.

R Baby Foundation was found on December 6, 2006 with the mission to save babies' lives. In 2007, R Baby Foundation raised over $2.5 million primarily through its New York fundraising event held at the Mandarin Oriental with prominent speakers and guests including Kelly Ripa, Boomer Esiason and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. 95% of the proceeds from the event will go straight to improving medical care for infants and newborns, and as of January, over $700,000 has been used to establish grants at seven different hospitals.

Co-President and Founder Phyllis Rabinowitz stated, "We are thrilled that we are able to provide necessary funding for these lifesaving programs. These five grants all focus on pediatric emergency care and seek to address medical needs across a broad spectrum of areas, including training, equipment, education and communication. We look forward to working with the hospitals to raise awareness on the need for better care and will continue to track the results of our programs to ensure that we invest in making our programs as successful as possible."

Andrew Rabinowitz, Co-President and Founder, continued, "These past 18 months have been life-changing for Phyllis and me, and we continue to be inspired by lives we have been able t
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