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Contribute to March of Dimes effort at local event April 28

Apr 19, 2012 - Anne McDermott, March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter, Cheyenne

Editor:

The March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter works tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.

Babies have been at the heart of our mission since 1958, when we shifted our mission focus to pregnancy and baby health. Although you may not know it, you have been touched by the March of Dimes if ...

- You or your baby received a polio vaccine

- You took folic acid before and during early pregnancy to prevent birth defects

- You had or know someone who had a premature baby who spent time in a neonatal intensive care unit.

- You had a healthy baby due in part to good prenatal care at home and from your doctor

You have also been touched by the March of Dimes if you're one of the one in 11 parents who had a premature baby in Wyoming this year. We provide support and resources to families in the NICU wondering when or if they'll be able to take their baby home. March of Dimes strives to prevent prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality through research and community programs.

March for Babies is the easiest way you can support our mission. Join walkers who walk in Lander each year to raise much-needed funds. This year's event takes place Saturday, April 28, at Lander City Park. We welcome families, friends and individuals to attend the event. Babies are especially welcome!

Let's walk together for stronger, healthier babies. Sign up at marchforbabies.org.

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