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March of Dimes Supports Urgent Needs of Mothers and Babies in Japan

, Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Todd P. Dezen (914-997-4608)
Elizabeth Lynch (914-997-4286)
press@marchofdimes.com
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Elizabeth Lynch, March of Dimes, (914) 997-4286, elynch@marchofdimes.com
Todd Dezen, March of Dimes, (914) 997-4608, tdezen@marchofdimes.com

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., MARCH 17, 2011 – The March of Dimes has contributed to Save the Children to help mothers and children in Japan imperiled by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

“The March of Dimes is deeply concerned about pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and children in Japan affected by these frightening and dangerous events,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “We know that many families with small children have been displaced from their homes and are in urgent need of basic supplies and care. Save the Children has programs in place to help and we want to help expand their effort.”

The March of Dimes special gift of $100,000 will help Japanese babies and children who need emergency assistance, protection from harm, and a sense of normalcy and community during this disruption in their lives.

Through its Global Programs and in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations and funding agencies worldwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of mothers and babies in over 30 lower-income countries.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Join March for Babies, which raises funds to help more moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, by visiting marchforbabies.org.

For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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