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March of Dimes Florida Chapter seeks grant applicants

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 The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking grant proposals for community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants.  Community awards are available in amounts of up to $3,000.

Forms and instructions for the 2011 community awards program are available  at marchofdimes.com/florida.  Completed applications are due by Feb. 15.  For more information, please contact lreeves@marchofdimes.com.   

“These grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission to give every baby a healthy start,” according to Valerie Browne-Krimsley, March of Dimes Program Services Committee chair.  “We are grateful that our successful fundraising efforts, such as March for Babies, make it possible for us to support new efforts to help more babies to be born healthy in Florida.”

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.  For more information, visit the March of Dimes website at marchofdimes.com/florida or nacersano.org or "Like" the group at facebook.com/marchofdimesflorida.