Each walk raises awareness for babies born too soon each year. The March of Dimes North Dakota Chapter funds local programs that help lead moms to healthy pregnancies:
- “39 Week Toolkit” helps hospitals increase education and improve policies.
- “Coming of the Blessing” provides prenatal education, training and resources to help encourage women during pregnancy.
- “Healthy Babies Healthy Business” links employees to health information directly from the employer.
- “NICU Family Support Program” offers direct support to families when their baby is admitted to the NICU at Essentia Health in Fargo.
In the effort to help support babies on a local level, Pediatric Therapy Partners has created a team to participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies in Fargo. Jodi (PT) and Tiffany (SLP) will lead the team on the morning of April 13, 2013 at the Scheels Arena. This year’s team has a goal of raising at least $1,000 for the March of Dimes. Every dollar goes towards increasing research and programs that help babies have healthy lives. To view the March for Babies PTP team online, click on “Join a Team”, type in Pediatric Therapy Partners, and click on our team name. You can sign up and help us reach our goal!
If you want to find a walk in your community, create your own team, or provide funds towards research and local chapters, visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/.
RESOURCES:March of Dimes: http://www.marchforbabies.org/why.aspx