March for Babies Event in Memphis

Students, faculty and staff from Concorde’s campus in Memphis, Tenn. spent their Saturday morning marching for the future of healthy babies. They participated in the March for Babies, an annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes. It was the eighth consecutive year that the health care career college participated in the fundraiser.

The March of Dimes March for Babies helps mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. It researches the problems that threaten babies and works on preventing them. If something does go wrong, the March of Dimes offers information and comfort to families. Nearly four million babies are born annually in the U.S., and money raised by activities like this serves as a lifeline for babies struggling in neonatal intensive care units around the country, connecting them with critical treatments and care they desperately need.

“The research funding will help every mom and every baby for generations to come,” said Sheneka Gorman, Student Services Advisor at Concorde – Memphis, a health care career college. “I walk in the March for Babies to help fight prematurity so more babies can get the strongest start possible.”

In all, Concorde – Memphis had 41 walkers participate and raised $1,112.40.

Concorde’s campus in Southaven, Miss. also participated in a separate March for Babies fundraiser.

Here are a few photos of highlights from the event.

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Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Randall Hines | Polysomnographic Technologist Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”

Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”

Robert Hitchcock | Nursing graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”