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Worcester and Wicomico County Name Chairs of 2015 March for Babies

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SALISBURY, Md.- The March of Dimes announced that Carey Biscoe and Melanie Holt have accepted the role of 2015 March for Babies Co-Chairs for Worcester County. Additionally, Dr. Michelle David-Hugues, PRMC – Neonatologist, Children's National Health System and Dr. Laura Kelley, PRMC – Pediatrics, Childrens' National Health System, have accepted the role of 2015 March for Babies Co-Chairs for Wicomico County. According to the March of Dimes, the co-chairs will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the lifesaving research, education and programs at the core of the March of Dimes effort to find causes and preventions for preterm birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

“Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death. Over 400 babies will be born too soon on the Eastern Shore this year,” said Dr. Michelle David-Hugues, 2015 March for Babies Co-Chair for Wicomico County. “We see this every day, and I'm committed to helping the March of Dimes continue their important work.”

The March of Dimes is working hard to help women have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. March for Babies is their largest annual fundraising event. It gives hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year in the United States.

Last year, more than 600 people attended March for Babies between Worcester and Wicomico and raised over $128,000. Dr. Michelle David-Hugues and Dr. Laura Kelley committed to raising approximately $20,000 in new revenue in Wicomico as part of this year's March for Babies goal of $110,000, and Carey Biscoe and Melanie Holt have committed to raising $6,000 in new revenue for Worcester County as this year's goal of $35,000. They will also focus on recruiting new companies to participate and lead the community in making a difference for the health of moms and babies.

“We are grateful for the commitment of our Worcester and Wicomico County Chairs and are excited to have their support of our mission,” said Jessica Hales, Eastern Shore Division Director for the March of Dimes Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter. “Their passion and commitment to helping babies will be a huge driving factor in the success of our events.”

March for Babies will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the Moose Lodge in Salisbury, and Saturday, May 2 at Assateague State Park in Berlin. Visit www.marchforbabies.org to start a team with co-workers, family and friends or to make a donation.

March for Babies – Eastern Shore Division March for Babies 2015 is sponsored locally by Preston Automotive Group.

About the March of Dimes

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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