June 5, 2018 - Charleston, SC – Honoring a company-wide tradition spanning more than two decades, Carolina One Real Estate “Walked for Babies” recently in support of the local March of Dimes (MOD) effort to prevent premature births and foster stronger, healthier newborn babies.
Carolina One’s metro Charleston offices combined their efforts and raised a record $18,700 of the $375,000 generated by this year's MOD Walk for Babies. Additionally, Carolina One volunteers, under the direction of Oliver Mathewes, staffed the food tent that fed and watered hundreds of the morning’s 1000 walkers and volunteers.
According to Shannon Rice, MOD Development Manager, “Premature births affect 1 in 10 babies in the US and in South Carolina that number is 1 in 9.” “The cost to society is more than $26 billion annually, exerting a very high toll on families,” added Ms. Rice. Lowcountry babies, born just a few weeks early, are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborn babies.
Oliver Mathewes, chairman of the local board of the March of Dimes and top-producing Realtor® with Carolina One’s Folly Road, West Islands office said, “At Carolina One we are so very fortunate to work in a caring and helping culture. I’m extremely proud of the hundreds of Carolina One volunteers, walkers and fundraisers who helped make this effort our very best ever.”