March for Babies raises funds to benefit more than 4,000 newborns each week in Florida

March for Babies, the nation’s oldest fundraising walk secures funds needed for research, grants, advocacy and medical breakthroughs that enable the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies. The annual campaign concludes with a 2.5 and 3.0 mile walk on Saturday, April 26 at Space Coast Stadium, Viera.

“The annual March for Babies fundraiser brings together families in our community who have been touched by prematurity, birth defects or loss,” said Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center President and Brevard County March for Babies Chair Sean Gregory. “We encourage everyone to join the campaign that secures the funds we need to help all babies and to come out on Saturday, April 26. It will be a fun day with family and friends, supporting a great cause.”

In Florida, funds raised by March for Babies help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care units (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. March of Dimes is committed to funding research to find the answers to problems that continue to threaten the lives and the health of babies.

“We invite you to visit MarchForBabies.org, where you can easily join a team or start your own and be part of this grassroots effort,” added Sean. Walkers can join a corporate team or a family team, or start a new one. Individual walkers are also welcome to take part in the event.

March for Babies will take place on Saturday, April 26 at Space Coast Stadium, Viera. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 2.5 and 3.0 mile walk kicking off at 9 a.m. Featuring local entertainment, children’s activities, live music and family fun, this year’s March for Babies will be a fun-packed gathering, providing a memorable experience to all walkers. Participants can still sign up and raise funds at MarchForBabies.org.

 

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