WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new single by actress, singer and busy mom Hilary Duff will be featured in a March of Dimes public service announcement (PSA).
"As a mom, I know there is nothing more important than the health of our babies," says Ms. Duff, mother of two-year-old Luca. "That's why I'm proud to support the March of Dimes in fighting the serious problems of birth defects and premature birth. Sharing my song with the March of Dimes to use will let my fans know how important the March of Dimes mission is to me and I hope they'll support it, too."
After her son was born, Ms. Duff attended a March of Dimes celebrity event and learned about the important March of Dimes education, research and community programs that help women have full-term-pregnancies and healthy babies. She serves as a March of Dimes celebrity volunteer for the organization's largest fundraiser, March for Babies.
"At the March for Babies walk, I met and volunteered alongside thousands of families whose babies were helped and whose lives were touched by the March of Dimes," she explains.
Her single "Chasing the Sun" was released by RCA July 29th. Ms. Duff also says she will support the March of Dimes by reaching out to her millions loyal fans and followers on social media and through local events.
Hilary Duff is best known for her role in the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire and its motion picture The Lizzie McGuire Movie. She also has appeared in other feature films, including Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
Ms. Duff is set to grace the silver screen once again in her role as twenty-something Kelsey in TV Land's newest original series "Younger," starring alongside Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar and Miriam Shor. In addition to her acting, Duff also has a global prolific and successful singing career, entering the Top-40 music charts with the singles "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean." Her first album "Metamorphosis," reached #1 on the Billboard 200, selling four million copies. Overall, Hilary has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She has won two platinum awards and her concerts are routinely sold out across the country as she attracts a large and loyal fan base. In 2014, Duff signed with RCA Records and is currently finalizing her fifth studio album, which is slated for a fall release and marks her first original material since 2007.
The new March of Dimes PSA featuring "Chasing the Sun" is being distributed to stations nationwide and through March of Dimes partner outlets and social media.
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE March of Dimes