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Una Is Lead Sponsor Of 2010 Regional March Of Dimes Walk-a-thon

Feb. 09, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama is the lead sponsor of this year's regional March of Dimes walk-a-thon fundraiser, Shoals March for Babies, UNA president Dr. William G. Cale has announced.

"Premature birth and birth defects affect nearly one out of every six babies born here in north Alabama," Cale said. "That is why UNA is proud to help raise money through March of Dimes for much-needed research and preventative care." Cale is encouraging UNA faculty and staff and anyone from the community to form walk teams to participate in the Shoals Walk for Babies fundraiser April 24. The two-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Flowers Hall on the UNA campus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, or to register a team, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 256-532-0500. March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/