RALEIGH — Once again, State Employees’ Credit Union staff rallied together in support of March of Dimes, raising nearly $47,000 through individual donations and fundraising events for the 2019 campaign. SECU branch and operations employees throughout the state organized a variety of fundraisers to help fund research, programs, and education efforts in the fight to improve the health of mothers and babies.
In addition to fundraising, many SECU employees, along with friends and family participated in regional March for Babies walks, with approximately 300 Triangle-area staff joining in the event held at Perimeter Park in Morrisville. Sponsors and teams gathered just before the walk to honor families affected by premature births. Some of those families shared personal stories about how March of Dimes has made a tremendous difference for them.
According to March of Dimes, premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and more than 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year. Pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years.