2018 March for Babies
HOUSTON - May 6, 2018 - When you join March for Babies you stand with thousands of people across the country who share your commitment to building a brighter future for us all.
You raise money to expand programs and educate medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care. You advocate for policies that prioritize their health. You fund research to find solutions to the biggest health threats. And you support moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey, even when everything doesn't go according to plan.
BHGE took part in the "March for Babies" fundraising that took place on May 6, 2018 at the University of Houston. We had 133 walkers, accumulating 200 volunteer hours toward the cause. Our teams raised $42,000 and the Baker Hughes Foundation contributed $20,000 toward this worthy health cause.
Similar events are occurring in multiple cities across the U.S., giving essentially any BHGE location opportunity to get involved. "This was a family event. Moms, dads and children participated with lines of strollers, reminding us of the purpose of this event to raise awareness and funds to give babies and pregnant women optimal healthcare that every life deserves”. Jennifer Cutaia, Industry & Community Affairs Leader said.
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes, and ultimately a cure for the disease. With that success behind us, we began to focus on fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant death with innovations like newborn screenings and surfactant therapy; education for medical professionals and the public about best practices; and lifesaving research. We provided comfort and support to families in NICUs and advocated for those who needed us most, moms and babies.
Today we are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey. We are fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And we do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all.
When we come together, even the toughest problems can be solved!