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March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Honoree, Executive Committee and Staff Members Tour NICU at The Valley Hospital

Pictured l. to r. during the tour of the NICU at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood are Dr. Frank Manginello, Chair, Children’s Services; Katie Hobday of March of Dimes, Erik Sletteland of Structure Tone Inc., Geoffrey Schubert of CBRE; Sam Morreale of Vision Real Estate Partners, Dr. Carmela Pane, Director NICU; and Charles Vannoy, AVP at The Valley Hospital

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., June 11, 2018 – In his continuing support of the March of Dimes North Central New Jersey, Sam Morreale recently toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with Dr. Frank Manginello, Chair of the hospital’s Children’s Services. The March of Dimes honored Morreale, founder and managing partner of Vision Real Estate Partners, at the 2018 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge this June for his commitment to the organization.

“One of the most inspirational things I do with March of Dimes is to bring the honoree, Sam Morreale, along with Erik Sletteland and Kathleen Hobday to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Valley Hospital,” said Geoffrey L. Schubert, senior vice president of Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE. “As always, it was very emotional and motivated all of the participants to do more for the March of Dimes.”

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, the organization supports research, leads programs and provides education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Funds raised at the 2018 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge are earmarked for the March of Dimes and its mission to reduce premature birth in the United States and to give every baby a fair chance for a healthy full-term birth.

“Touring the NICU with Dr. Manginello and seeing first-hand the critical work being done by the doctors and medical staff at The Valley Hospital was a moving experience for all of us,” said Morreale. “I am proud to support the March of Dimes and its life-saving research and programming to help moms, babies and families in New Jersey and across the U.S.”

Premature birth and its complications are the #1 cause of death of babies in the United States. Babies who survive premature birth often have long-term health problems and lifelong disabilities including chronic lung disease, blindness, hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities. In the United States, about 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year. The preterm birth rate is 9.8 percent in the United States; this means 1 in 10 babies is born too soon. The U.S. preterm birth rate is among the worst of high-resource nations.

Each year, the well-attended Real Estate Award Reception, which is held at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, brings together over 300 professionals from New Jersey's real estate industry. The evening includes a cocktail reception, networking, a silent auction and short program in addition to spectating the annual Pynes Putting Challenge Championship Round.

Morreale and his Mountain Lakes-based firm are well known for their deep roots and experience in the New Jersey/New York regional marketplace, and for pioneering creation of “experiential” suburban campus environments combining work, play, well-being and sustainability – designed for today’s cross-generational workforce.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. For the latest resources and health information, visit marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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