Over the weekends of April 26 and May 3, students from the NUR123 class (Family Concepts in Nursing) participated in the March of Dimes: March for Babies walks in Danbury, Fairfield, and Stamford. The 31 student volunteers from St. Vincent’s College were joined by their professors Mary Porter, Michaela Dacey, and Marcie Lapido. The team helped with registration, face painting, various set-up and takedown activities, and walked for the cause.
March for Babies raises public awareness and funds on behalf of the needs of nearly a half-million babies born too soon each year. The money raised at the walks supports programs in the local communities to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Funds are also used for research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies, making the event a very fitting cause for students in the Family Concepts class. “My son who is now 9 was born early and also suffers from a rare disease,” says nursing student Kelly Kline, “I know how difficult it is to care for a sick baby and also the financial burden. I was able to talk to a few other moms at the walk and it was uplifting to share our stories.”
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