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Northwestern Memorial Raises Funds to Support the March of Dimes

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March of Dimes
May 18, 2011

Chicago -

Money aids research for the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality

More than 200 Northwestern Memorial Hospital employees, patients, and families walked together along Chicago’s lakefront on April 17 in support of the March of Dimes. Together, the team of supporters raised more than $50,000 to support research for the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

“It was wonderful to walk alongside employees, friends, and family members who also support the March of Dimes mission,” said Ann Schramm, director of women’s health at Prentice Women’s Hospital. “Our collective efforts help fund programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.”

In addition to participating in the March for Babies walk, Northwestern Memorial hosted candy sales, a special lunch event for employees and other initiatives to raise money. Over the last several years, the hospital has raised nearly $400,000 to support the March of Dimes mission.

“We are proud to have supported the March of Dimes for more than 20 years,” added Schramm. “Supporting the March of Dimes mission also helps our patients.”

The Renee Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, is a designated Level III Perinatal and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 86-beds, making it one of the largest NICU’s in the country.

For more information about the March of Dimes, visit www.marchofdimes.com.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Monasteri, Manager

Last UpdateMay 19, 2011