NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of families and local business leaders will join together on April 30 at Jones Beach State Park for the 2017 March for Babies, March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser.
David Daly, President and COO of PSEG Long Island, serves as the 2017 March for Babies Long Island chair. "We all have the power to help make a brighter future for babies born prematurely on Long Island — and across the nation. I hope you will join me this year as we raise awareness for the programs and research that help moms have healthy pregnancies and, hopefully one day, will put an end to premature births and birth defects everywhere," said Daly.
Daly and PSEG Long Island have been involved since 2014. Through corporate sponsorship and team fundraising, the company and its employees have contributed more than $350,000 to the March for Babies campaign. "We're grateful and excited to have PSEG Long Island leading the way for March for Babies," said Eileen Hochberg, Sr. Development Manager, March of Dimes Greater NY Market. "Their passion and commitment helps drive the success of the event."
This year's March for Babies Long Island has a goal of $800,000. Funds raised by March for Babies, go to support research, education, advocacy, and community programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Long Island residents can sign up to participate or make a donation at marchforbabies.org,
Local corporate sponsors include PSEG Long Island, GEICO, MSC Industrial Supply Co., South Nassau Communities Hospital, and King Kullen. Media Sponsors are CBS2 and WLNY 10/55, and Connoisseur Media Long Island. National sponsors are Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy's, Cigna, and HCA.
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 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. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit peristats.org. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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SOURCE March of Dimes