Sutter Health Top Fundraiser for March of Dimes for Sixth Consecutive Year in Northern California
Dimes Add Up to Healthier Babies
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 4, 2008 - Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician groups serving more than 100 communities throughout Northern California, was the #1 fundraiser for the March of Dimes organization in Northern California in 2008, raising $598,283 dollars for the charity. This is the sixth consecutive year Sutter Health has raised the most money for the charity in the region. Sutter Health is also one of the top 20 fundraising company teams in the nation.
Funding from Sutter Health’s efforts assists the March of Dimes in promoting prenatal health, improving health of pregnant women, and working to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
“We are very appreciative of the efforts by Sutter Health which, to our organization, translates into continued research, advocacy and education efforts to give unborn and newborn babies a chance at life,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse president, March of Dimes.
The money raised was gathered through online donations and creative fundraisers which included:
“The March of Dimes is a vital organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of newborns and their mothers,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Patrick Fry. “At Sutter Health, we deliver more babies than another Northern California hospital network, so we know just how important their work is. That’s why Sutter Health is proud to contribute to the March of Dimes organization.”
Sutter Health is dedicated to supporting organizations that promote healthier communities. Making each and every baby healthy is a clear response to community needs and a goal the network will continue to support. Sutter Health has raised over $3 million dollars for the March of Dimes organization over the past 6 years the company has been a fundraiser.
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