News Tip – stAte March of Dimes

News Tip #3        –              ASU March of Dimes

Idea: Madison Cox, a freshman at Arkansas State is starting a registered student organization called stAte March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. stAte March of Dimes will be the only collegiate level organization of the March of Dimes.

Sources:

  1. Hannah Aldridge, ASU Student Government Association President, (870) 972-2050, hannah.aldridge@smail.astate.edu
  2. Madison Cox, ASU freshman; founder of the student organization, (870) 637-4657, madison.cox@smail.astate.edu
  3. Doug Whitlock – ASU Interim Chancellor, chancellor@astate.edu, (870) 972-3030, Administration Building 201
  4. Rachel Guerin, March of Dimes Arkansas Chapter, (501) 663-3100, (870) 932-0300

Questions:

  1. What is the primary mission behind the March of Dimes organization?
  2. What kind of help/support would a collegiate level organization offer?
  3. What advantages does this student organization have in being the only collegiate level group?
  4. What are the two groups doing to merge to spread awareness and help more members of the community?
  5. If someone wanted to volunteer and become involved in either the campus MOD group or the NEA MOD group, how would they go about doing that?

Leads:

  1. An Arkansas State University student looks to partner with the March of Dimes Arkansas Chapter as the school establishes a collegiate level organization.
  2. A new organization on campus helps bring awareness to Arkansas State University students as the school establishes a new collegiate level March of Dimes organization.

Multi. Component:

  1. Link to stAte March of Dimes page via A-State website
  2. Link to March of Dimes Arkansas Chapter Facebook page
  3. Link to official March of Dimes website
  4. Photos of faculty/students involved with campus group
  5. Photos/videos of previous MoD fundraisers/marches