Project Cradle Care Community Health Fair
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About The Event
Project CRADLE Care – Prenatal Health Program 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 2016 statistics show that preterm birthrate has increased for the first time in eight years. The preterm birthrate among black women is 48 percent higher than the rate among all other women. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will continue its work to provide awareness in an effort to reduce the number of babies born too soon,” said Deborah Catchings-Smith, 24th International President.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a leading international, non-profit community service organization that continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. Seven educators founded Sigma Gamma Rho on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.