Catawba president to serve as March for Babies chairman
Catawba College president Dr. Craig Turner will serve as chairman for the 2009 Rowan County March for Babies, which is the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraiser.
Turner, known for his commitment to the community, will bring added visibility and leadership to March for Babies, a statement said.
“I’m serving as the 2009 chair for March for Babies because I believe our children’s health is a top priority ó all babies should have the chance to be born healthy. I’m asking every business and every family to join me by signing up at marchofdimes.org or calling the March of Dimes Foothills Division at 828-464-8905,” he said.
Turner said the March of Dimes mission is vital, “not only to my family and yours, but to all families.”
The Rowan County March for Babies will be Sept. 19 at Catawba College.
“We are honored to have Craig Turner lead the way,” said Fred Galle, March of Dimes Foothills Division board chairman.
“When our leaders publicly stand with a cause they support, they show the whole community the value of volunteer service and community involvement,” Galle said.
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year, with the number growing every day, the statement said.
Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, with chapters nationwide.
For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.com.