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“WalkAmerica”, Help Save Lives

Posted by iusbvision on April 4, 2006

Every year half a million babies are born prematurely; that’s one in every eight births! Premature birth is an epidemic that has been on the rise, and as the leading cause of infant mortality and many lifelong disabilities, should be reason for your concern.

As stated on their website www.marchofdimes.com, the mission of the March of Dimes is to “improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.” By being a part of    WalkAmerica on Saturday, April 29th, you could help in this mission.

The IUSB Biology Chemistry Club is forming a team to walk, and anyone is welcome to join. According to club president, Shannon Renfrow, “WalkAmerica is an opportunity for us as a campus to reach out and do something for our community that can have a tremendous impact.” She goes on to emphasize that, “Although this effort was initiated by our club, our team will welcome anyone who has a heart for helping the cause. Students, faculty, staff or family members are all encouraged to join.”

In addition to the contributions raised by individual walkers, the IUSB WalkAmerica team is excited to have gained the support of the SGA, who made a donation to the March of Dimes and will be sponsoring a checkpoint at the event. If you too would like to be a part of the efforts, more information can be found at www.walkamerica.org/srenfrow, where you can find links to join the team or make a donation.

Please consider helping…you could be a hero to the smallest of someones! 

Shannon Renfrow
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