-Saving our Babies
The ladies of the Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. invite young women of childbearing years and men to participate in the Project CRADLE Care – Prenatal Health Fair. The goal of the free health fair is to provide information about issues related to prenatal and postnatal care. Participants will also be able to get information about birth defects, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, basic baby care and so much more. The event will be held on January 21, 2017 at the University of Richmond Downtown, located at 626 East Broad Street, at 10 A.M.
The Project CRADLE Care – Health Fair is a partnership with the March of Dimes. According to March of Dimes, premature birth is the number one cause of death during the first month of life. Teenage pregnancy and parenthood are also a growing problem in America. About 13 percent of all birth defects affect babies born to very young ladies. Adolescent childbearing presents health risks to both mother and baby and has long-term consequences for teenagers, their babies and society. The Iota Sigma Chapter is proud to also partner with the Pregnancy Resource Center this year.
“Statistics show that 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely and African-American families have a higher percentage of preterm births. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will continue its work to provide awareness in an effort to reduce the number of babies born too soon,” said Bonita Herring, 23rd International President.