College of Medicine faculty, staff and family members "march for babies" on foot, wheels and paws.

COLLEGE STATION—On Saturday, May 7, a team from the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine, including staff, faculty and family members, gathered with hundreds of participants at Wolf Pen Creek to “March for Babies” as part of the 2011 March of Dimes.

The TAMHSC College of Medicine has participated in the March for Babies walk since 2009 and has chosen March of Dimes as an annual community support project for its focus on neonatal and perinatal care.  The annual event also allows staff and faculty to raise awareness of the TAMHSC College of Medicine in the community.

College of Medicine team members

This year the team doubled its participation rate from last year and raised more than $600 in the fight against premature birth.  In all, the Bryan-College Station event raised more than $120,000.

The TAMHSC College of Medicine’s own Assistant Dean for Planning and Evaluation and Chief of Staff, Karan Chavis, was on hand to sing the national anthem.

Annually the March of Dimes hosts walks across the nation for local businesses and organizations to raise money for the care of premature babies. The money raised at Saturday’s Bryan-College Station event will fund specialized equipment and treatments for the smallest patients in the Brazos Valley.

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