Annual March of Dimes walk raises money for premature babies and their families
Wilmington, Del.—It has become a tradition at the Harris School of Business in Wilmington. Each year, students and staff join together to walk in the March for Babies® walk-a-thon in Wilmington. Held on April 26, the walk supports the March of Dimes® in reaching its goal of helping moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supporting families whose infants are in intensive care.
Raising money for health-related causes is a natural fit for the Harris School because healthcare ties in directly with Harris’s allied health training programs. “The walk is a great way to build student awareness of medical issues such as pregnancy complications and prematurity,” explains Michelle Sammartino, director of Career Services at the Harris School’s Wilmington campus. “Doing the walk together helps to create a sense of community among students and staff,” she continues.
According to the March of Dimes, nearly 3 million people will walk in walk-a-thons this year, in almost 700 communities throughout the country. The walk has taken place since 1970, raising approximately $2.3 billion in that time period. “The Harris School is proud to be part of this tradition, and we hope that students and staff continue to walk for many years to come,” says Keicha Sharp Carter, externship coordinator.
The Harris School in Wilmington offers three career-focused programs in the field of allied health/healthcare: Dental Assistant training, Medical Assistant training, and Massage Therapy training. The programs provide a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience in clinical settings. Most students complete their programs in less than one year.
If you are interested in learning more about how to enroll in one of these programs, contact the Harris School to find out whether career-focused training may be the right choice for you. The Harris School has eight campuses located in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and each campus offers a variety of healthcare-related programs. Find out more today!