SNHU to Host March of Dimes' March for Babies

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
SNHU Communications Office

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen Dennis, 603-228-0317
kdennis@marchofdimes.com

Ready. Set. March for Babies!

Southern New Hampshire University to Host Annual Fundraiser

Manchester, NH (May 4, 2010)  –  Southern New Hampshire University will host the March of Dimes’ annual fundraiser March for Babies, on Saturday, May 8. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Belknap Hall parking lot, followed by a three-mile walk at 10 a.m. March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding day for the whole family including lunch, musical entertainment, costume characters, face painting and more.

 

March for Babies is the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. 

 

SNHU’s Jill Teeters was 2009’s top walker and is committed to raising more than $4,000 toward her team goal of $10,000. Teeters’ created Team Aidan in honor of her two-year-old son who was born prematurely. Dollars raised in Manchester support March of Dimes research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives. 

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 by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Funds raised in New Hampshire also help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. 

To register for the event please visit http://www.marchforbabies.org/

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