More than 100 Gifford Medical Center employees raised $525 for the March of Dimes by wearing “Blue Jeans for Babies” to work on Friday, March 18, 2016.
Each March the Randolph medical center and its outlying health clinics participate in the fundraiser, which allows employees who donate $5 to the March of Dimes to wear jeans to work for the day. The March of Dimes is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. It raises funds through a variety of events to help prevent birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality.
JoEllen Calderara from March of Dimes in Vermont visited Gifford’s Birthing Center to receive the collected funds, and thanked the staff for their work to support healthy births.
“The March of Dimes recognizes the care and commitment to excellence at Gifford, and how this contributes to Vermont’s national lead in preventing premature birth,” she said. “We’re particularly thankful to be able to reinvest the staff’s fundraising proceeds to give every baby in Vermont a healthier start.”
Gifford was also a sponsor of the Central Vermont March for Babies walk on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Montpelier High School.