March of Dimes to host March for Babies Kick-off Luncheon in Greenville County

January 23, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – January 27, 2012 – March of Dimes of Greenville County will kick off its 2012 March for Babies fundraising campaign on January 27th at noon at the Greenville Hilton on Orchard Park Drive.  Individuals, families and businesses throughout Greenville County are invited to attend this complimentary luncheon to learn more about the March of Dimes and the 2012 March for Babies, held on April 28, 2012 at CU-ICAR.  

Attendees of the March for Babies Kick-off luncheon will have the opportunity to meet March of Dimes ambassador families, learn more about and register for the 2012 March for Babies in Greenville County, and pick up fundraising materials.

The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth—which affects more than 9,500 babies in South Carolina each year.  Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community services. Through these program services, the March of Dimes continues working to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate healthcare providers and women about having healthy babies.  Funds raised through the 2012 March for Babies will support these initiatives.

March for Babies in Greenville County is sponsored by Greenville Hospital System, Michelin North America, SYNNEX Corporation, TD Bank, Greenville Business Magazine, Publix Super Markets, SunTrust Banks, Inc., Upstate Parent, News Channel 7 and Wells Fargo.  March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes’ corporate supporters: Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Bayer HealthCare, CIGNA, United Airlines, Famous Footwear, FedEx, Sanofi Pasteur, First Response, and Mission Pharmacal.

To RSVP to the Kick-off luncheon, contact Lisa Green at 864-551-2640 or [email protected]  To register for the 2012 March for Babies in Greenville County, visit  For more information about March of Dimes in South Carolina, visit

About March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit  Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.