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HPU Raises Nearly $50,000 At 'March For Babies' 5K Walk Event

04.4.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2011 ? The dedicated students, faculty and staff at High Point University remain committed to helping the community ? even when it comes to its smallest members ? by hosting the March of Dimes annual ?March for Babies Walk.? More than 300 HPU family members participated in the walk, held at Vert Stadium on Saturday, April 2, where approximately $50,000 was raised.

Dr. Donald Scarborough, vice president of Community Relations, and Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life, served as chairpersons from HPU.

?With one in seven babies being born premature in North Carolina, we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do.? says Scarborough. ?In order to make a difference in these babies? lives, we need to work hard on raising more funds for the research, education, advocacy, and community service provided by the March of Dimes. HPU is proud to partner with and support the March of Dimes.?

Money raised from the event will be used to assist the March of Dimes, which supports programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Since 1970, the organization has raised more than $2 billion.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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