Creative Fundraising Raises Money for the March of Dimes 

Mar 19
2009

"It was a team effort!" Stated Neonatal Intensive Care nurse Jill Biggs, when asked about the success of their cookbook fundraiser. The entire perinatal services including; Labor & Deliver, Post Partem, Nursery and Pediatrics contributed to the cookbook that was sold to raise funds for the March of Dimes. The idea, spearheaded by Marcia Ohalloran, nurse on the post parum unit, features over 600 recipes collected by the staff. The cookbook was so popular they quickly sold out of their first printing and ordered more. "We are hoping to sell the rest of the books by the day of the March for Babies Walk on April 26th." stated Jill Biggs.

Methodist Hospitals is a Prematurity Partner with the March of Dimes in Northwest Indiana and shares their mission to improve the health of babies by preventing premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Prematurity is the leading killer of babies in their first month of life and is a major cause of long-term health problems, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness, chronic lung problems and more.

Ian McFadden, CEO/President, Methodist Hospitals, purchases a cookbook to raise money for the March of Dimes from nursery nurses Kelly Wasilewski and Bobbi Horn.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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