CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

March of Dimes, Inc
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March of Dimes, Inc

Missouri, Metro-East Heroes in Action Awards

DATE: Saturday, November 13, 2021  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134
 

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Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing (negative test results must derive from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the in-person event), as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Become a sponsor

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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EVENT DETAILS

Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes. Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, nurses are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, the March of Dimes then celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses in 15 diverse categories.

TABLE AND TICKET PURCHASES ARE NOW CLOSED. To purchase a ticket, please contact Rosie Schott directly at [email protected] 

To download our event program, click here

HEROES IN ACTION WINNERS

Hundreds of applications across the defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Surgical Services are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined. The March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2021 Heroes in Action Winners.

Advanced Practice - Melissa Schmidt
Charge Nurse and Frontline Supervisor - Elizabeth Schelp
Critical/Emergency Care - Jane Goetz
Education - Margaret Benz
General Medical - Jacqueline Kluthe
Infection Control & Quality/Risk Management - Michelle Engle
Innovation in Maternal Child Health Clinical Advancement - Valerie Akerson
Nursing Administration - Stacy Blankenship
Pediatrics - Deanna Kroh
Rising Star/Student Nurse - Ansley Little
Surgical Services - Carol Brown
Women's Health & Obstetrics - Leah Baecht
 

GIVE A GIFT IN TRIBUTE TO HONOR AN OUTSTANDING NURSE

Honor a nurse or group of Nurses through a GIFT IN TRIBUTE online.

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes:  leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards supports this mission, while also paying tribute to exceptional nurses throughout the community. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.
 

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our March of Dimes Heroes in Action event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.

Please contact Rosie Schott at (314) 591-2613 or rschott@marchofdimes.org.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

The 2021 March of Dimes Heroes in Action committee is led by Angee Ronzio, SSM Health.

Heroes in Action Executive Leadership Team:
Kimberly Danchus, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville 
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