On behalf of all of the families served by the March of Dimes, I would like to thank RMA of CT for its ongoing commitment to our March for Babies campaign,” says Greg Plage, Executive Director of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
For the third consecutive year, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT) has sponsored the March of Dimes’ annual fundraising walks, March for Babies. This year RMA of CT, Fairfield County’s leading fertility practice, supported two walks – one in Danbury, CT (April 29) and one in Stamford, CT (May 6). In addition to the sponsorship, RMA of CT organized a team for each walk that included more than 40 staff members, patients and colleagues from the OB/GYN and fertility fields who raised nearly $4,000.
“On behalf of all of the families served by the March of Dimes, I would like to thank RMA of CT for its ongoing commitment to our March for Babies campaign,” says Greg Plage, Executive Director of the March of Dimes Fairfield County Division. “RMA of CT’s involvement has increased awareness of the March of Dimes mission and their continued support will help ensure that critical research and education will continue to benefit moms and babies in Fairfield County and across the nation.”
For years RMA of CT has believed it has an obligation to make healthy pregnancies the practice’s focus, not simply to get patients pregnant. As part of this objective, in 2012 the practice is dedicated to educating patients about improving their overall health during the 90 days before conception, including nutrition, stress management and physical activity. Practicing a healthy lifestyle decreases the risk of certain birth defects, as well as improves a patient’s fertility.
“Each year I am impressed by the resilience of the families who share their stories of loss and hope. I am also impressed by the March of Dimes for being able to find balance between educating people about healthy pregnancies and showing compassion for those who weren’t fortunate to have a healthy child,” said Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMA of CT. “RMA of CT has made a commitment to the March of Dimes because we believe in their mission – healthy pregnancies. The RMA of CT Team honors this by walking in Danbury and Stamford, as well as through our work with patients throughout the year.”
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT) specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMA of CT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMA of CT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMA of CT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMA of CT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.
The RMA of CT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMA of CT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.