|R. C. Hemphill Elementary School and Trinity Community Development Center, Inc. Partners with the March of Dimes|
|Local News Headlines|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:08|
Left to right: Rev. John E. King, Jr. - Ex-Officio; Melvin Johnson - Board Member; Jeanette Dallas - Board Member; Jacquelyn Carr - R.C. Hemphill; Michelle Brown - March of Dimes; Dr. Gwendolyn Tilghman - President of TCDC; Shilene Wilson - Vice President; Judy Hinton - Board Member; Vearmon Morrow - Board Member
and Raise More Than $1,500 to Help Babies To Be Born Healthy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – R. C. Hemphill Elementary School and Trinity Community Development Center, Inc. partnered with the March of Dimes and raised more than $1,500 to help support the March of Dimes’ mission of all babies to be born healthy.
“We’re so proud to get involved with the March of Dimes. We know how important the health of moms and babies are to the people of metro Birmingham,” said Dr. Gwendolyn Tilghman, Principal of R. C. Hemphill Elementary School and the President of Trinity Community Development Center, Inc. “I’m so proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Helping our babies should be a top priority, and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished for the March of Dimes.”
Money raised by R.C Hemphill Elementary and Trinity Community Development Center, Inc. funds research, education and local community grants for programs such as the NICU Family Support Program at UAB Hospital.
Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today. It affects more than half a million babies each year, including 64,532 in Alabama. In November, the March of Dimes issued its annual Premature Birth Report Card, giving the nation a “C” and Alabama a “F”. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to affected families.
Trinity Community Development Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership in education and community outreach. The mission of the Trinity Community Development Center is to provide leadership in programs and activities that promote community growth, education and health, civic and charitable activities. Although the organization has a broad scope, it has focused on mentoring students in the Birmingham City Schools and providing financial support to various schools for after-school tutoring programs.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.