Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Dan Lebish of Aflac to serve as Chairperson for March of Dimes March for Babies Event in 2016
(Columbia, SC.)—Dan Lebish, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office for Aflac Group Insurance, will serve as the chair for the 2016 March for Babies in the Midlands. He is committed to helping March of Dimes continue funding research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives. March for Babies will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.
“When you participate in March for Babies, you are helping the March of Dimes continue to improve the health of babies in our community and across our state.” says Ashley Edmunds with March of Dimes. “We are delighted to work with Dan Lebish, who will help us continue working for stronger, healthier babies. Together, we challenge the Midlands community to help us raise critical funds so more babies will have a healthy start in life.”
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. South Carolina has one of the highest premature birth rates in the country with more than 7,000 babies born too soon each year. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have life-long disabilities.
“I am honored to accept this leadership role.” said Dan Lebish. “I invite our local businesses and families to come together for March for Babies and show the power of volunteer service and community involvement by helping more families know the joy of having a healthy baby!”
In the Midlands, March for Babies is presented by Aflac, gold sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield and Michelin, silver sponsors SCANA and AgFirst, and media sponsors WLTX, B106.7 FM, Columbia Business Monthly, and Palmetto Parent.
Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For more than six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.
Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community programs. Through these efforts, the March of Dimes continues working to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate men and women about having healthy babies.
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by registering for March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org/southcarolina and find us on Facebook and on Twitter