March Of Dimes Event 7/26/19
Premature birth is one of the biggest causes of death in the United States. The babies that do survive are faced with a lifetime of serious health problems. March of Dimes is an organization that leads the fight for the health of all babies by using research, advocacy, and education to find out why premature births happen. The 6th Annual Heels & Wheels fundraiser benefiting the Northeast Ohio Division of March of Dimes will be held on Friday, July 26th at the Axelrod Collison Center 4850 Brookpark Road. The past chair of the board for the NE Ohio Division of the March of Dimes Sara Costanzo reached out to Mayor Tim DeGeeter six years ago about this mission. Mayor DeGeeter had this to say about the event and mission, “Anytime our city can help and raise awareness about premature births with the ability to make a difference we feel honored.”
Together, community leaders all over the city of Parma have agreed to help, Barry Axelrod, President of Axelrod Buick GMC. UH Parma Medical Center has contributed numerous sponsorships while others in the community have been thrilled to join and contribute to this great cause. Maureen Kyle of WKYC will be in attendance for the event as an emcee.
At the event, there will be food samplings donated from area businesses like Mr. Chicken and Olive Garden. Guests of the event will have the chance to sample the foods, participate in sideboard raffles, play some putt-putt that is sponsored by Ridgewood Golf Course, and bidding on the silent auction. Mayor Tim DeGeeter is grateful that everyone in the community continues to contribute to this great cause. “Hopefully we are able to continue this event for years to come.” March of Dimes will continue to help countless babies by supporting mothers and finding ways to prevent health threats.
Communications Intern, Mayor's office