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Are you pre-med? Interested in volunteering at the NICU? Want to network with
March of Dimes Collegiate Council and meet inspirational people? If so,
join the March of Dimes Collegiate Council here at the University of
Maryland! Every year, nearly half a million babies are born too soon
in the United
States. Our country's premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the
last 25 years.That's a serious cause for concern. Premature birth costs
more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families.
Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems
and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of
newborns. March of Dimes is the largest non-profit organization dedicated
to preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality through
fundraising, advocacy, and research. Since abolishing polio, the foundation
has moved its focus to premature birth and infant mortality. The March of
Dimes Collegiate council at UMD will be hosting several events, fundraisers
and activities to highlight this important cause and to raise funds, so
that one day all babies are born healthy. If you are interested in helping
to bring an end to premature birth, and/or becoming a member, please visit
www.marchofdimesumd.com or email [log in to unmask] for more
information. Join us in the fight against premature birth!

Where: 0302H Hornbake Library
When: Monday, February 24th 2013
Time: 7:00 - 8:00PM

We look forward to meeting all of you!


-- 
Alexandra N Hudson
 Class of 2014
College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences
Neurobiology & Physiology
University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland
Public Relations Chair for March of Dimes Collegiate Council
717-823-0719