Mar 27

Join Your School’s Team Now …

Teams are forming in schools across the division … The March for Babies will be held the morning of Saturday, April 22 in downtown Suffolk.

Each school has a March for Babies coordinator.  If you want to help raise money for the March of Dimes and walk with one of the school or department teams, please contact Bethanne Bradshaw by email or at extension 668704.

Click here for the Suffolk March for Babies website.

Did you know that each year, 1 out of every 8 babies is born too early?  That’s half a million babies in the United States alone.  Premature birth is the leading killer of America’s newborns.  Those who survive often have lifelong health problems.

Since 1989, Suffolk Public Schools has fielded a team each year at the March for Babies.  Why?  First, the school division sees first-hand the impact being born too early can have on a child.  Students with special needs share a special place in our hearts.  Second, as an employer, the division wants to educate its staff members on the ways to reduce the risk of premature babies in their own families.