Brian Yates, Vice President of Operations at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center To Serve as Chair for March for Babies in Cherokee County
(Gaffney, SC, August 1, 2013)— Brian Yates, Vice President of Operations at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center will serve as Chair for the 2013 March for Babies in Cherokee County. He is committed to helping reach the event goal of $55,000 to support March of Dimes research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives. March for Babies will take place on October 26, 2013 at Thomson Park.
“When you participate in March for Babies, you are helping the March of Dimes continue working for stronger, healthier babies in our community and across our state. The money we raise supports programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our state’s babies” says Brian Yates. “I’m serving as the 2013 Chair for March for Babies because I believe if we can give a child a healthy birth, we are making a positive impact on their future quality of life. I challenge Cherokee County’s businesses and families to join me in raising critical funds so more families will know the joy of having a healthy baby.”
“We are honored to have the leadership of Brian and the support of the employees of Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center” said Tammy Gregg, March of Dimes Community Director. “When our local businesses and families come together for March for Babies they show the whole community the value of volunteer service and community involvement, and they are helping more families know the joy of having a healthy baby.”
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year, with the number growing every day. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.
Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community services. Through these program services, 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 2013 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Macy’s, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Famous Footwear, Actavis, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines.
In Cherokee County, March for Babies is sponsored by Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.
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.