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Pride Bites: NSU Was #1 Fundraising Team for March for Babies Annual Walk

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March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk

On April 30, 2016 thousands came together at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, to take part in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies walk. NSU was the #1 Schools and Organizations team, raising $6,869 with Jessica Brumley, NSU’s Vice President of Facilities Management, as Team Captain.  NSU has been the host sponsor of Broward March for Babies for the past four years.

March for Babies is the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Each year in the United States, one in ten babies is born prematurely – 29,000 of them right here in Florida. Though the U.S. premature birth rate declined for the seventh year in a row, it is still higher than most developed nations at 11.4 percent.

Pre-term infants account for a large portion of infant deaths. More infants die from preterm-related problems than from any other single cause. Some premature babies require special care and spend weeks or months hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) fighting for their life.

The March of Dimes funds scientific research grants with the goal of determining the causes of and improving treatments for premature birth, birth defects and development disorders. In Florida, funds raised by March for Babies help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, support programs, and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

For more information, visit http://www.marchofdimes.org/event/broward.