Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Pi Zeta Chapter supports March of Dimes Mother of Movement Middle TN
Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune) – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated – The Pi Zeta Chapter supports the March of Dimes Mother of Movement, Middle Tennessee fundraising campaign in Nashville, TN on May 14, 2022.
Local chapters and auxiliaries of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority are once again supporting the Walk for Babies by raising funds and awareness to prevent premature births and give more babies a healthy start in life.
Zeta members in more than 850 communities across America and abroad will participate in March for Babies marches. Throughout the year, members host fundraising events, sign up for Zeta teams, and serve as event volunteers.
To address the disparities related to preterm birth, Zeta Members and Auxiliaries are at the forefront of raising awareness and money. Specifically, prematurity affects one in ten babies born in the United States today, a rate that has increased by 29% since 1981. The figures are even more alarming for African American babies who have a one in eight chance of being born. too early.
In 2021, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and its auxiliaries raised $880,924 for March for Babies. Locally in Nashville, TN, the Pi Zeta Chapter contributed $10,528.58 to the national total. This year, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated announced its national campaign to raise over $650,000 to support the March of Dimes mission. The Pi Zeta Chapter has already raised over $11,000 in anticipation of more funds raised by the end of the 2022 fundraising campaign.
Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, Centennial International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, says, “This annual national fundraiser supports programs in our communities that help mothers have healthy full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies everywhere. . March of Dimes has been running walks since 1970 and has raised over $4 billion to benefit all babies.
Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes fights for the health of all mothers and babies. MOD advocates for policies to protect them, works radically to improve the health care they receive, is at the forefront of research to find solutions, and gives families the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, MOD is building a better future for us all. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.org or its Spanish language website www.nacersano.org
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1920 on the belief that the social nature of sorority life should not overshadow the true mission of progressive organizations to tackle morals, evils, prejudices, poverty and social health problems. The international organization’s more than 125,000 initiated members, operating in more than 850 chapters, have donated millions of volunteer hours to educate the public, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation. social and civic.
For more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, please visit www.zphib1920.org.