Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Spring 2018

Information in KEEPING WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2018 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. SPRING 2018 KEEPING WELL is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of METHODIST HEALTHCARE, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229, telephone 210-575-0355 , website . Jaime Wesolowski President and CEO Palmira Arellano Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 8109 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID San Antonio, TX Permit No. 1409 M e t h o d i s t H e a l t h c a r e WHO WE ARE 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year and March of Dimes has helped each and every one of them through our re- search, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. Most people think about their babies for 9 months, we’ve been thinking about stronger, healthier babies for over 75 years. THE CAMPAIGN The March for Babies fundraising campaign culminates in one of the largest charitable walking events in the nation. Started right here in San Antonio in 1970, it has raised more than $2 billion nationally to benefit all babies. EVENT DETAILS Sunday, May 6, 2018, Toyota Field 5106 David Edwards Drive San Antonio, Texas 78233 6:45 a.m. Parking Gates Open 7:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony 8:00 a.m. March for Babies Begins Distance: approximately 3.1 miles PARTICIPATION More than 3,500 participants, representing over 300 com- pany, organization, school and family teams, are expected to raise over $600,000 during the campaign that runs from Feb. 1, 2018 through June 31, 2018. PURPOSE Money raised through March for Babies enables March of Dimes to continue its ongoing investment in lifesaving research and programs so that every parent will know the joy of a healthy newborn. Seventy-six cents of every dollar raised goes directly to support the mission of the March of Dimes. REGISTRATION A Fighting Chance for Every Baby TM MARCH OF DIMES MARCH FOR BABIES K E E P I N G W E L L AN AVERAGE WEEK IN TEXAS, 7,360 BABIES ARE BORN. OF THOSE: • 1,520 are born too soon or too small • 223 are born with a major structural birth defect • 46 die before their first birthday The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality. 8 S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 JOIN US FOR THE MARCH FOR BABIES MAY 6, 2018 Methodist Women’s Services invites you to join us as we lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies by participating in the March for Babies on May 6, 2018. A major fundraiser for the March of Dimes, the event provides funds to expand programs and educate medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care. To register, visit marchforbabies .org/event/sanantonio . When a society supports every family, we all win. Robert Lenza, CEO Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health Services Chairman, 2018 March for Babies