For our April ladies night out we are featuring The March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is the leading organization advocating for women and infant health care. Our research and developments have helped reduce the preterm birth rate to 1 in 10 babies within the United States. 77 cents of each dollar raised goes right back into funding lifesaving research. Did you know here in Hampton Roads we have one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the state? In addition we have some cities within Hampton Roads with a higher percentage of premature births then the state’s overall preterm birth rate. On average, every week here in Hampton Roads 50 babies are born premature and the March of Dimes is dedicated to finding the whyand the solution. For the infants who survive premature birth they still may have to face other health concerns in life such as asthma, vision, hearing and learning disabilities.
In Virginia, the March of Dimes has reached more than 700 pregnant women by funding Centering-Pregnancy® programs and Baby Basic Moms Clubs. Centering-Pregnancy® provides prenatal care in a group setting while Baby Basics Moms Clubs seek to encourage prenatal care and healthy behaviors through the use of incentives and education. We recently awarded a $32,000 grant to Bon Secours hospitals to fund centering pregnancy programs. Our mission is to give every baby a fighting chance through education and research.
To make a difference you should attend their Our annual March for Babies walk here in on the Peninsula is Sunday May 6th for more information or to get involved the link for the event is in the Peninsula/Newport News. The annual March for Babies walk in other areas of Hampton Roads, check out this link to get involved. The walks registration starts at 9am and the walk starts at 10am.
Come and speak to the ladies of the March of Dimes at our Second Street Ladies Night Sponsored by Five Rings Financial out on April 24, 2018. Stay connected on Facebook and learn more about how you can help The March of Dimes of Hampton Roads.
*Photo Credit The March of Dimes :The Va Chapter
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