Stories tagged with: March of Dimes

May 2, 2013 - 9:05pm
50 weeks 2 days ago

Over 100 people walked the campus trail to raise money for March of Dimes, a national organization that focuses on preventing and treating babies that are born premature.

"Is to bring awareness to children that are born prematurely and it helps fund certain medications and other treatments for the babies that may be born prematurely here in the area," said Michele Shirer, Co-Logistics Chair for March of Dimes.

Teams, families and individual walkers shared their stories...

May 1, 2013 - 4:52pm
50 weeks 3 days ago

Thursday evening a march will take place for healthier babies.

March of Dimes is celebrating its 75th anniversary and Muskingum County is getting involved. The walk will take place along OUZ campus. The march supports research for different issues affecting babies and their mothers.

" They've done a ton of research, their mission basically emcompasses healthy moms and babies so they've done a lot of research about healthy moms and folic acid and the benefits of that....

May 3, 2012 - 9:04pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Thursday on the campus of Ohio University Zanesville the March of Dimes held its March for Babies fundraiser.

According to the March of Dimes, the March for Babies has raised more than $115 million since it was started in 1970.

More than 55 teams participated in the Muskingum County march. The March of Dimes says half a million babies are born premature each year, with 19,000 in Ohio. The money raised goes toward lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy to...

May 2, 2010 - 8:57pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The number of babies being born pre-maturely is increasing. Those participating in the Muskingum County March of Dimes Walk wants to spread this message.

While pregnancies are an exciting experience for most couples, a pre-mature birth can change all that.

"When you have babies that weigh 2.12 and 3.1, all you think is this wasn't the plan. This wasn't what I expected. It has a significant impact on how you feel, raise, and interact with these babies because they're so small...

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