We’re excited to expand our event to honor the many health care heroes who work tirelessly for the health of moms and babies. This year’s March of Dimes Heroes in Action honorees include nurses and maternal and infant health providers who save lives every day. There are 21 categories which include not only a “ Distinguish Nurse of the Year Award”, but “Distinguished Physician of the Year” in the areas of General Medical and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Click here to see a full description of the 2022 categories.
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We are grateful to our nominees, finalists, and winners, for helping to raise money for our mission--to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies! Your support of March of Dimes will help them reach their goal of $182,000 which will fund programs like:
* Free virtual/in-person NICU support programs for families
* Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
* Health equity for moms & babies, addressing racial disparities in maternal/child health
* COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
* Educational programs for families, including live Facebook panel discussions
* Necessary supplies for expectant mothers, including blood pressure cuffs and masks
* And so much more!
HEROES IN ACTION FINALISTS ANNONCEMENT
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 2022 Heroes in Action finalists.
We are honored to have Anchor FOX 5 News Christine Sperow as our 2022 Emcee
Christine joined Fox 5 News in March 2020. She anchors FOX 5 News
at 4p and co-anchors FOX 5 News Edge at 11 with anchor Tom Haynes. Christine comes to Atlanta after spending 11 years as morning anchor at WBTV in Charlotte, NC. While there she won numerous Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, RTDNAC Awards and NABJ Awards. Christine anchored coverage of many breaking news events in Charlotte, from devastating hurricanes and winter storms, to news events that made national headlines like the funeral of Reverend Billy Graham, the Charleston church shooting, even the city’s sendoff when the Carolina Panthers went to Super Bowl 50. She has interviewed the likes of President Donald Trump, former First Lady Laura Bush and then-Senator Barack Obama during his first presidential campaign. Christine takes pride in keeping the public informed with accurate information about what’s going on in their community. Being rooted in the community she lives in is also important. While in Charlotte, Christine led the station’s campaign for seven years raising millions of dollars for children fighting pediatric cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
MOM AND BABY ACTION NETWORK
Thank you for supporting our Health Care Heroes in Action! But the work is not yet done! March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies here in Georgia not just by honoring health care heroes, but by advocating for policies that benefit all of us - and we need you in that fight with us.
Sign up to join March of Dimes Advocacy Action Network! It takes 30 seconds, and you'll be kept up to date about important news and legislation, and have the chance to remind lawmakers why these policies matter. Join the tens of thousands across the country - and here in Georgia - who care about the health of moms, babies and their families. Don't miss out, sign up today.
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Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Heros In Action events. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.
Chair: Janis Dubow
Iris Knight – Hamilton – Anthem Healthcare
Milly Sattler – Emory University Hospital
Jeffrey Sherrill – Optum Healthcare
Melissa Sisson – Northside Hospital
Teresa Yancey – United Healthcare
Barbara Faine – PeachState Health Plan/ Ambetter of PeachState
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View our updated event acknowledgements and waivers here.