The Freed-Hardeman University Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) will participate in a March for Babies fundraiser walk in conjunction with the March of Dimes. The fundraiser, set for April 28 at Union University, supports community programs that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
March of Dimes Jackson Division Director Ginger Carver visited campus Monday, March 12, to talk about the March for Babies Fundraiser and to help supply the team with campaign materials.
March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that traces its beginnings to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis founded by president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938. Its current agenda is the Prematurity Campaign, an intensive, multi-year campaign to raise awareness and find the causes of prematurity.
The March for Babies began in 1970. To date the organization has raised more than $2 billion to support educational and aid programs for pregnant women. This year an estimated 7 million people will walk for March of Babies in over 800 communities nationwide.
FHU students in SNA have been involved with the March for Babies in the past, but this is the first year the organization as a whole is participating. Trina Wiley, a member of the FHU nursing faculty, is helping organize Freed-Hardeman’s involvement. “Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. We're walking because we want to do something about this,” said Wiley.
Those interested in joining the FHU March for Babies team or donating to the cause, may visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1799683. Team members and donations are not limited to FHU nursing students. For more information, visit www.marchforbabies.org
or contact Trina Wiley at email@example.com