Navigation Links
WalkAmerica Is Now March for Babies
Date:1/15/2008

March of Dimes Signature Event Takes a New Name to Signal Commitment to Health of Babies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 15/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WalkAmerica, the March of Dimes largest fundraising event, which brought in $117 million nationwide last year, has been renamed March for Babies. The new name makes a clear connection to what the March of Dimes is all about -- the health of babies.

"The name of our event has changed, but our mission stays the same -- working towards the day when every baby is born healthy," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes. "We hope the new name will bring more people on board to help make that day a reality."

In addition to a new name, March for Babies has a new Web site. Interested walkers and donors can visit marchforbabies.org or call toll-free 1-800-525-9255 to sign up as an individual, start a corporate, family or friends team, or donate to help babies be born healthy.

The new name of its signature event is part of a larger March of Dimes initiative focused on all babies -- those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. The March of Dimes also has released a new public service advertising campaign, and is offering pregnant women and moms new medical information in ways that fit their active lifestyles, such as email, podcasts, and text messaging.

Dr. Howse emphasized that the mission priority of the March of Dimes is to fight the growing crisis of prematurity. "Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death, and we are committed to reducing its toll," she said. "By engaging more people in our mission, and educating more pregnant women and moms about healthy babies, we hope to reach that goal much sooner."

In 2008, national March for Babies sponsors are CIGNA, Continental Airlines, Famous Footwear, Farmers, FedEx, Grain Foods Foundation, Liberty Tax Services, nesting.com, and Kmart, the March of Dimes number one corporate partner, which has raised more than $63 million for babies. Additional national sponsorship is provided by Discovery Health, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Outdoor Services, and Ther-Rx.

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.com or nacersano.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE March of Dimes
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. March of Dimes Offers New Resources for Pregnancy and Baby Health
2. March of Dimes Delivers a New Look
3. Synutra International, Inc. Amends August 2005 Current Report on Form 8-K and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2007
4. Life Denied: California Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Thursday
5. 16th Annual Congress on Womens Health, March 28-30
6. United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Fannie Mae Foundation Announce 3000 Marchers for HomeWalk 2007
7. Georgia Receives Second March of Dimes NICU Family Support(R) Project
8. Take a Culinary Trip Around the World for a Good Cause: March of Dimes
9. March of Dimes Honors Babies on El Dia de Todos los Santos
10. March of Dimes Selects Pennsylvania Girl as 2008 National Ambassador
11. Scrapblog(TM) Teams with March of Dimes to Tell Every Babys Story
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... The new knee compression sleeves come ... buy neoprene knee sleeves for lifting and any sport that requires knee ... two main aspects to provide a higher quality knee sleeve performance. Firstly it is ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... December 05, 2016 , ... Z-Medica, LLC, a leading ... with The American College of Surgeons (ACS) to provide basic bleeding control instructor ... Control Basic” course is a pilot program that fulfills the intent of the ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... "Perfect ... many more tools allowing FCPX editors to create professional looking video in a ... , Perfect Harmony contains a beautifully designed 3D environment for placing in personal ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Displace is ... styles with unique displacement design elements," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel ... from a variety of design styles that include both left aligned and right ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Halfway through its partnership with First 5 LA, Western University ... than 15,900 children 5 years old and younger and treatment services to more than ... of five years to Western University of Health Sciences, UCLA and USC, beginning March ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Orthopedic Implants (Including Spinal Implants, ... to Gain a Significant Market Share Owing to a Large ... ... According to a new report by Persistence ... Packaging: Clamshell Product Type Segment Projected to Witness a Significantly ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016   CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: ... its European Union approved CytoSorb ® cytokine adsorber ... patients worldwide, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan , ... Annual LD Micro Main Event investor conference held ... the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite ended the ... Average edged 0.36% higher, to finish at 19,191.93; and the ... based as six out of nine sectors ended the day ... following Services equities: Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ... Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR ), and La Quinta ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: