Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is Joining the ‘March for Babies’ to Support the March of Dimes

Last year’s Inova Fairfax Hospital Team raised $55,000 for the March of Dimes

Inova Hopes for 550 Walkers to Raise $60,000

Falls Church, VA – (May 9, 2011) – Hundreds of employees from Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children will take part in this year’s ‘March for Babies’ event at Reston Town Center. To date, the hospital has more than 300 registered walkers and hopes to raise $60,000. Inova Fairfax Hospital was the number one team last year, raising more than $55,000 for the March of Dimes.

March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’

Sunday, May 15
9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Walk start time

Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
Reston, VA

Funds raised by the March for Babies in Northern Virginia support local community programs, including delivery of pre-natal care to underprivileged women and counseling to families with a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Donations are also directed into research for prevention of birth defects and premature births.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is home to the largest subspecialty NICU in Northern Virginia. Nearly 1,200 babies come through the hospital’s NICU each year. The neonatal mortality rate for infants born at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is one of the lowest in the nation.

More information about the event can be found on the March of Dimes Web site.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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