This week on Spotlight with Gary Shipe, Sunday at 5a:
This week we meet Teri Yoder and Melissa Powell to discuss the March for Babies, the annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
Teri is the Executive Director for the Washington March of Dimes, and Melissa is the Co-Chair for this year’s Seattle March For Babies as well as a mother of a prematurely born baby. Melissa shares his personal story to demonstrate the importance of the work that the March of Dimes does.
The March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. More than 7200 babies are born preterm in Washington each year. Premature birth and birth defects are the leading causes of infant mortality.
There are three March for Babies coming soon in Western Washington: April 27 in Snohomish County, May 4 in Seattle, and May 11 in the South Sound.
To get involved with the March for Babies, start a team, donate to a team, or volunteer, go online to www.marchforbabies.org
Then stay tuned for Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels at 5:30a