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March of Dimes kicks off annual campaign
Zachary Stager fights for life just days after his birth.
Weighing only 1 pound, 1 ounce, he is smaller than
a toy Beanie Baby.
Every newborn baby is a tiny miracle wrapped in
surprises. But the surprises that came with Zachary
Stager's birth are hardly the
ones any parent
Zachary was born
almost four months
premature. He weighed
only 1 pound, 1 ounce.
The first six weeks of his
life were the ultimate
struggle for survival. But
thanks to the March of
Dimes and talented doctors
at the Health Science
Center, Zachary is a
The March of Dimes
supports basic science
research and clinical prevention programs promoting
the birth of healthy babies. The organization just
kicked off its annual
fund-raising campaign at
the Health Science
Center. This year's goal is
$25,000. Now through
March 29 everyone can
help in the fund-raising
effort. Each department
has a March of Dimes
representative who can
provide more information
about the upcoming fund-raising
Suzanne and Josh Stager dressed their son Zachary as a
bumblebee last Halloween. The couple say their son is a healthy
miracle, thanks to the March of Dimes and Health Science Center
faculty. Zachary is 1 year, 7 months old in the picture. It was taken
at the University Hospital PREMIEre party last October.
- Candy sales — $1 for candy bars and $2
for chocolate covered almonds
- Spurs ticket sales — $10 a ticket for
March 16 game, San Antonio Spurs vs.
- Outback luncheon — $10 a ticket for
lunch from the Outback Steakhouse —
meal catered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
March 19 in the UTHSC courtyard
- HealthWalk — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April
3 at the UTHSC running track. Registration
is free and open to everyone.
Participants must fill out a pledge card
and include a donation. All funds benefit
the March of Dimes. HealthWalk
registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 2 in the old bookstore foyer in the
Dental School, Room 2.500U.
Individual donations also can be made
by filling out a donation card available in
each UTHSC department.