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{ 4 }  SNJ Today  |  APRIL 6, 2022                                                                                   APRIL 6, 2022  |  { 5 }

 community a safer place for children to
 live, learn, and play. With summer right  Century Savings Supports   December of 2011 when the bank              Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, and parts
 around the corner, when children gather   made its first donation to the                                         of Cape May and Atlantic counties are
 for activities and camps, it is a good time   Sager Memorial Fund   DFSMF, which helps support                   provided with the lifesaving medical care.
 to bring attention to the simple ways we   The Deborah F. Sager Memorial Fund   medical care for premature infants   With preemies spending from days
 can all make the children in our commu-  (DFSMF) celebrated a decade of sup-  at the NICU. Their year-end giv-   to a few months or longer in the NICU,
 nity safer.  port from Century Savings Bank during   ing ramped up in 2016 when they                             parents are often relieved that the expert
 During the Five Days of Action,   an appreciation event recently at Inspira   launched their “Preemie Promise”   as 23 weeks—have more health problems   care of the Deborah F. Sager Neonatal
 Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA and   Medical Center Vineland. On the 10th   campaign to fund the critical care needs   and require longer hospital stays than   Intensive Care Unit exists so close to
 partnering organizations will be engaging   anniversary of the bank’s first contribu-  of premature infants in South Jersey.   full-term babies and may also have long-  home, reducing travel time and stress.
 these critical steps of prevention, “KNOW.   tion, Century donated another $10,000   Since then, Century has pledged to match   term health problems. The Southern New   Years after babies leaving the NICU,
 SEE. RESPOND.” that will help adults   in December of 2021, matching donors’   individual donations to the DFSMF, dol-  Jersey Perinatal Cooperative reports that   parents still consider the medical team as
 better protect children. When adults know   dollars and fulfilling Century’s Preemie   lar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, in the fourth   survival rates for tiny infants improve   part of their support network, returning
 how abuse happens, see the warning signs,   Promise pledges for 2020 and 2021. This   quarter each year.  when they are born at a hospital with a   to visit and keeping doctors updated on
 and respond quickly to prevent abuse,   most recent gift brings the total amount   “Century Savings Bank is proud to cel-  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  their children’s health and well-being.
 they bring a culture of child abuse preven-  donated by Century Savings Bank to the   ebrate the 10th anniversary of our support   Through a collaboration between
 tion. The program brings awareness of the   DFSMF to $34,487.  of the Deborah F. Sager Memorial Fund   Nemours Children’s Health System and   From left: Century Savings Bank CEO David
 issue of child sexual abuse in our commu-  “Century’s ongoing generosity has   and encourage people in our community   Inspira Health, Nemours neonatologists   Hemple, Century Savings VP Carol Musso,
                                                                                                                  DFSMF Founder Penny Sager-Rossi, Inspira
 nities and spurs important conversations   helped to make miracles happen for   to take advantage of Preemie Promise to   and highly skilled Inspira nurses provide   Health Chief Administrative Officer Elizabeth
 about preventing it.  countless premature babies who are   make a more impactful donation to help   around-the-clock lifesaving medical care   Sheridan, Inspira Health President & CEO
 “The children of Vineland have the   thriving today because of the lifesav-  bring hope to critically ill, premature   for premature and critically ill newborns   Amy Mansue, and Inspira Health Sr. VP
 right to a happy and safe childhood,   ing medical care they received at the   infants and their families in South Jersey,”   who require intensive, and often complex   of Foundation Peter Kaprielyan. The group
 and it’s our responsibility as adults and   Deborah F. Sager Neonatal Intensive Care   said David J. Hemple, CEO of Century   care. The Deborah F. Sager NICU is able   stepped outside for a maskless photo but wore
 organizations to stand up to protect that   Unit (NICU) at Inspira Medical Center   Savings Bank. “Inspira is making incred-  to care for preemies born at all gestational   masks inside for the ceremony in the corridor
 right,” said Theresa Booth, senior direc-  Vineland,” said Penny Sager-Rossi, the   ible strides toward improving each pree-  ages, and with birth weights of less than   with a multimedia display for the DFSMF and
 tor of Child Development and Certified   fund’s founder.   mie’s chance for a miraculous recovery.”  two pounds. Premature infants born in   leads to the Deborah F. Sager NICU at Inspira
 Praesidium Guardian of the Cumberland   Century’s generosity began in   Premature babies—those born as early     Medical Center Vineland.
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 the Five Days of Action’s ‘KNOW. SEE.
 RESPOND.’ campaign, we hope to inspire   The Coolest Place to Shop
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