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Kentucky receives D-minus for high rate or pre-term births on annual March of Dimes report card

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Childbirth, which should be one of life’s most joyous occasions, has become more deadly for Kentucky mothers and remains problematic for many Kentucky babies because it comes too early. One in nine Kentucky babies is born prematurely, so many that the March of Dimes gave the state a D-minus on its 2019 Premature Birth Report Card. And the rate of Kentucky...

Patient Advocates work to educate Kentuckians on tobacco cessation during “Kick It, Kentucky!” week

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and 26 other leading health organizations are offering support to those Kentuckians looking to quit tobacco as part of the first-ever Kick It, Kentucky! week. ACS CAN and a broad coalition of advocacy organizations and health systems from around the state, including the American Lung Association, Baptist Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,...

Top local chefs join forces for annual March of Dimes signature auction for healthier babies

One of area’s most popular charity food events, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by UK HealthCare, will return on Friday, Nov. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. A who’s who of prominent area chefs and restaurants will prepare their signature dishes created exclusively for the evening, paired with wines, spirits, local beer, and...

Bluegrass March of Dimes Foundation recognizes Farmers National Bank for fundraising

Farmers National Bank recently was recognized by the March of Dimes Foundation – Bluegrass Division for fundraising efforts during 2015. Farmers National Bank accepted the #2 Fundraising Team award for Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties. Greg Caudill, President, congratulated 2015 committee members Whitney Cash; Beth Pike; Mary McKitric & Angie Baker for leading bank staff in fundraising...

March of Dimes to benefit from Fabulous at Any Age luncheon and style show in August

A fashion show and luncheon for all ages, but benefiting babies will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Hilton Lexington Suites in Lexington Green.   A hat from the Spring 2013 collection by Fielden Wilmott as photographed by Hunt Morgan House. (Photo from Facebook) The benefit for March of Dimes is sponsored by Baptist Health Lexington.   The Fabulous at Any Age luncheon and style show is...