In North Carolina this year, more than 1,000 babies will die before their first birthday. This is about the same as 40 empty kindergarten classes. The 2011 March for Babies event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Franklin Memorial Park.
Dr. Dan Brigman will be the 2011 Macon County Honorary Chairperson. Dr. Brigman has been the Macon County School’s Superintendent since 2006. According to Jennifer Hollifield, Macon County’s Chairperson, “We are very pleased to have Dr. Brigman as our Honorary Chairperson. He has been involved with the local March of Dimes efforts for several years by participating in the Jail-N-Bail events.”