HSC President makes time to celebrate March of Dimes

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The President of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is a very busy man, but we found Dr. Tedd Mitchell holding a tiny baby this week in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at University Medical Center.

He was holding little three and a half pound Reynoldo Loya to make a point, that science has come a long way in the care of premature babies, thanks to decades of research from the March of Dimes.

Dr. Mitchell explains, "Although it started out as just something to find a cure for polio, very quickly over time the March of Dimes transitioned to promote healthy babies and healthy moms. So the benefits of everything we're seeing around us, are directly the result of the March of Dimes from the past 70 years."

Dr. Mitchell is the Chairman of the Walk for Babies this year, the biggest annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes. This year's goal is $275,000, much of which will stay here on the South Plains to promote healthy pregnancies in our area.

The walk will start at Texas Tech's Raider Alley behind Jones Stadium on April 14th.

You'll even get to sleep in a little on that Saturday because registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. So, if you'd like to join the March for Babies parade and get a team together or just sign up to walk on your own, go to marchforbabies.org or call (806) 686-0304.

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