Saving America one dime at a time with the “March for Babies”

Saving America one dime at a time with the “March for Babies”

120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects in America. The March of Dimes works to change that.

Jackie Fobbs and Michael Joseph discuss importance of 'March for Babies'

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 –One hundred and twenty thousand babies are born with serious birth defects in America. Each donation has tremendous impact.

The March of Dimes “March for Babies” is one of the most effective ways to change that. Babies that are at risk from premature birth, birth defects and the threat of death are helped each year.

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Since 1970 over $2 billion has been raised to assist moms with healthy pregnancies as well as to fund crucial research to end premature birth.

Reaching out to help a neighbor, a friend or perhaps a family member with a donation as small as a dime is one simple way to demonstrate how a basic act of kindness directly benefits the lives of a half million babies born prematurely each year.

One person at a time has been making a difference to help since 1949, when John Harrison Finger of High Point, N.C., walked 32 miles pulling a wagon for the March of Dimes. He collected $1,700 along the way.

Today, 1,100 communities across the nation and approximately 7 million people are part of the “March for Babies” army of compassion and caring walkers.

Find out how one person can make the difference in helping to save the life of a baby or a mom, from Standing at Freedom’s Gate guest Jackie Fobbs, a nationally known senior health system analyst.

Joining her on the program is Michael Joseph, a UAW international representative, editor and chief writer for UAW Region 1A’s published communications for the UAW’s Solidarity Magazine and Retiree’s News, and CEO/president of Omari Productions join host Kevin Fobbs to discuss this import effort on behalf of the most innocent and at risk.

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.