March of Dimes’ ‘March for Babies’ April 29 in Rockford
State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, will be participating in the March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” at 9 a.m., April 29, starting at the Verdi Club, 782 N. Madison St., Rockford.
The March of Dimes promotes prenatal research, newborn screening, illness prevention campaigns and access to health care for pregnant women.
“Every year, I participate in this important event to help bring attention to the good work done by March of Dimes,” Jefferson said. “The march raises money for research and awareness programs so families have the appropriate prevention tools and education to protect our children.”
The March of Dimes organizes grassroots marches and other awareness and education events throughout the country. The organization advocates for national and state policies aimed at improving the health of babies and strengthening education methods relating to birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. It offers pregnancy workshops, brochures, information for businesses, programs for young males, and prenatal health care for low-income families.
“I will continue my efforts to improve public safety and protect our children,” Jefferson said. “I encourage residents to come join me for this important event to help ensure the health and safety of our children.”
For more information, or to join Jefferson in the March for Babies, contact Jefferson’s full-time constituent service office at (815) 987-7433.
From the April 25-May 1, 2012, issue
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