Mount Sterling, Ky. (December 9, 2013)—Benny Nolen, president of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been named chairman of the 2014 Gateway March for Babies. This walk includes Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, and Rowan counties.
March for Babies is an annual event held by the March of Dimes to fund programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten the health of infants.
The local 2014 March for Babies will take place on Sunday, April 13 at Easy Walker Park in Mount Sterling, KY. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m., and the walk will begin at 2:30 p.m.
In his role as chairman, Nolen will work closely with March of Dimes staff to recruit sponsors and encourage community participation in the March for Babies.
Nolen will host an executive breakfast for business leaders on Thursday, January 16th to share information about ways local leaders can support the March for Babies event. This will be held at the Montgomery Health and Civic Center from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
“I’m honored to have been chosen as the 2014 chair of the March for Babies,” said Nolen. “Each year our hospital delivers hundreds of babies and we have a vested interest in the health and wellness of those children. The March of Dimes does incredible work and I look forward to helping further their efforts.”
The March of Dimes has hosted March for Babies events across the country since 1970 and raised an incredible $2.6 billion for the cause. More than seven million people participate, donate and/or sponsor the events nationwide.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.