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Sorority begins new project

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. will launch its new program, Project CRADLE Care, on Jan. 21. To address the current needs of the community, there is a partnership with the March of Dimes under the Project Reassurance, Healthy Generations program.
ěProject CRADLE Careî seeks to:
Improve pregnancy outcomes in the community among women of childbearing age through assisting with prenatal education and care.
Increase awareness and understanding among women of childbearing age regarding infant care and child development.
Collaborate with hospitals, managed care organizations, community-based prenatal care providers, churches and other organizations.
According to the March of Dimes, one in eight babies is born too soon in America. Since the early 1990s, the rate of premature birth has increased by 20 percent. Premature birth is the number one cause of death during the first month of life.
Teenage pregnancy and parenthood are also a growing problem in America. About 13 percent of all birth defects affect babies born to very young women. Adolescent childbearing presents health risks to both mother and baby and has serious long-term consequences for teenagers, their babies and society.
In addition, the local chapter, Lambda Epsilon Sigma, participates in the March for Babies each fall, observes Annual Prematurity Awareness Month in November and Birth Defects Awareness Month in January, and hosts a Project Reassurance Community Baby Shower each April.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sororityís aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities..
For more details about participating or volunteering, 704-904-1194, visiting the website: http://salisburysgrho.com or via email at info@salisburysgrho.com.

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