Local Morning Show Co-Host has joined the March of Dimes to raise funds and give more babies a healthy start in life. Jennifer Ross, on-air personality on Sunny 107.9 & 850 WFTL has taken on the role of 2017 March for Babies Chair. The March of Dimes mission, to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, is a cause close to Jennifer’s heart. That’s because Jennifer’s daughter was born with a rare birth defect called PKU more than 20 years ago.
PKU is a condition in which your body can’t break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. Amino acids help build protein in your body. Without treatment, phenylalanine builds up in the blood and causes health problems. In the United States, about 1 in 10,000 to 15,000 babies is born with PKU each year. Jennifer making her commitment to the good health of moms and babies personal and meaningful.
“Caroline is 21 years old now & is managing her PKU successfully. Without the March of Dimes, and the teams of amazing doctors & nurses, I don’t know what we would have done,” said Jennifer, who will be asking the community and local businesses for their support in the coming months. “Premature birth is #1 killer of babies. One in nine babies in Florida is born too soon, and that’s just not acceptable. It takes leaders in our community working together to ensure more moms have healthier and full-term pregnancies.”
As Chair, Jennifer will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of the March of Dimes effort to find causes and preventions for preterm birth and birth defects.
March for Babies is the largest annual fundraising event for the March of Dimes. Palm Beach County residents can sign up today at marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family, and friends. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the event — which will be held in 2017 on Saturday, April 29th at CityPlace. To Join Jennifer and become on Sponsor of this event call Development Director, Chelsea Platas at 561-290-0907 or email her at email@example.com.
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.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and Instagram at @marchofdimesflorida and on Twitter at @marchofdimesfl.
Join Jennifer Ross at the March for Babies on Saturday, April 29th from 7am-noon, as we walk or run to improve the health of babies!
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Registration: 7:00AM | Start: 9:00 AM
Walk distance: 3 miles
Location: City Place, 700 S Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! Click here to join Jennifer’s Team, The Sunny Stompers!
The Keane Family will serve as this year’s Ambassador Family.