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March of Dimes walk is Sept. 29

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March of Dimes
On Saturday, Sept. 29, at Lancaster High School, residents will join together and walk for healthier babies.
 “Each step we take at March for Babies brings us closer to the day when every baby will have a healthy start in life,” said Amanda DuPre, March for Babies’ community director.
The most urgent infant health problem in the United States today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing the toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.
In the Piedmont of South Carolina (Lancaster and Chester communities), the March for Babies presenting sponsor is Springs Memorial Hospital. Other community sponsors include P&G Duracell, Comporium, Omnova, Founders Federal Credit Union, Hamilton, Delleney & Gibbons, PA and J&S Inc.
The March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes No. 1 corporate supporter Kmart, and Farmers Insurance Group, CIGNA, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur, FedEx, Mission Pharmacal  Watson Pharmaceuticals, First Response and United Airlines. The organization is accepting new teams. The teams can be company, family or friends.
To register, visit www.marchforbabies.org, or contact Amanda DuPre at (803) 403-8525 or adupre@marchofdimes.com.
Each year, the S.C. Chapter of the March of Dimes invests millions of dollars in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community programs. Through these efforts, the March of Dimes continues working to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate men and women about having healthy babies.
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For details, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org. March of Dimes is also on Facebook and Twitter.