Entergy leader takes action to boost local support for April 28 fundraising
BATON ROUGE, La. – As presenting
sponsor of the 2012 March for Babies in Baton Rouge, Entergy Gulf States
Louisiana, L.L.C. is encouraging businesses and individuals to join the company
in helping the March of Dimes improve the odds for mothers and their newborns.
The Capital Area March for Babies,
which will be held April 28 at A.Z. Young Park in downtown Baton Rouge, is being
chaired by Entergy Gulf States Louisiana President and Chief Executive Officer
“As a proud new grandfather, I feel
profoundly blessed and grateful that my grandson was born healthy,” said Mohl.
“Through the March of Dimes, I’ve learned that many newborns are not so
fortunate. The March for Babies is a way that we can get involved locally to
help prevent premature births and birth defects by raising funds for research
Premature birth is the leading cause
of newborn deaths and many lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes reports
that every year in the United States, more than half a million babies are born
prematurely and more than 120,000 are born with serious birth defects. In up to
40 percent of cases, the causes are unknown. As a national organization, the
March of Dimes strives to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant
mortality through research, community service, education and advocacy.
To boost local support for March for
Babies, Mohl is hosting a leadership breakfast on Feb. 14 at the City Club of
Baton Rouge. His goal is to challenge area business leaders to join him in
raising funds, developing teams and encouraging other companies and their
employees to support the March for Babies.
“Not only is a premature birth
difficult and expensive for families, but also it affects the parents’ work
lives. In addition to having a direct impact on coworkers of the parents, it is
costly to companies,” said Karen Moreau, division director for the Capital Area
March of Dimes. “Thanks to companies like Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, the
March of Dimes is making progress towards giving every baby a healthy start in
Through his chairmanship of March for
Babies, Mohl is building on Entergy’s longstanding support of community
initiatives, including many that focus on improving education, health care and
quality of life.
“As business leaders and Louisianans,
we’re all stakeholders in our communities and in our state,” said Mohl. “I
believe that helping the March of Dimes build stronger, healthier communities
and families is an investment in our future.”
For details on the Capital Area March
for Babies, including event registration and donating to the March of Dimes,
visit www.marchforbabies.org. And
for more information on how Entergy’s Louisiana utilities invest in communities,
Entergy’s Louisiana utility companies
serve more than one million customers through the operating companies Entergy
Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. With operations in
southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy
Corporation’s electric system serving 2.8 million customers in Louisiana,
Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.