Join us for some of our events this semester! This calendar is regularly updated to reflect upcoming events!
The Collegiate Council has a variety of events every semester. There is something for everyone to get involved in. Check them out:
Every semester, we have our one and only NICU tour, where a group of students on the council goes to the Children's National Medical Center in D.C to tour the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and a very emotional and heartwarming experience. This is also a very popular event, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can. Spaces fill quickly!
In order to get ahead of scheduling conflicts, we are asking members to select which dates work best for them to schedule a NICU tour for both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semester. Check back soon for the google doc!!
Every semester, we have a renowned line up of speakers who come to campus and lecture/speak on topics related to the March of Dimes mission and detail their experiences with the March of Dimes. In the past our speakers have included Dr. Larry Yap, the director of Pediatrics and Nursery at Baltimore's Harbor hospital. Dr. Siva N. Subramanian, the Chief, Division of Neonatology (Neonatal Perinatal Medicine) and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Georgetown University medical center. This semester, our speakers will include a March of Dimes Ambassador family and pediatric neurosurgeon, both of whom will offer their unique perspectives on the March of Dimes mission and how it has affected their lives.
Marches and Walks
March for Babies
March for Babies is America’s favorite walking event! You’ll be joining 1 million people walking with their families or co-workers in more than 900 communities. Expect to run into some old friends and make new ones! Every spring, when you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.
The council walks with hundreds of other organizations and hospitals in the Spring, usually around May. The walk goes around Nationals Stadium, past the harbor, and ends back at the stadium. Food, drinks, and games are all included!
Our council prides itself in getting involved not only with our own philanthropy, but that of different groups across the Maryland and Prince Georges county area. Some include: tabling on McKeldin, volunteering at Children's National Hospital, the Kennedy Kreeger Institute of Washington DC and many more! We're always looking for new ideas, so come ready to share your passion!
Kids enjoy exercise now (KEEN)
KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals. We have held KEEN events during weekends last semester, and will continue to do so, provided that we have enough people signed up for a particular date.
Come check us out!
Interested in more information? Want to find a way to partner your organization with ours? Feel free to send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org one of our amazing officers will get in touch with you!