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Community Partner Spotlight: March of Dimes


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 


 

 

We are directly in New Year’s Resolution Zone. Yes, that time of year where everyone is motived to lose weight, get organized and be a “better you”. This year, March of Dimes has one resolution: to give a fighting chance for every baby. For those of you that are particularly ambitious the March of Dimes could use your support! Our annual March for Babies walk is just around the corner and we are always adding walk teams and raising awareness for our moms and babies in the Indianapolis area!

 

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Registration: 9:00AM | Start: 10:00 AM

Walk distance: 2.2 miles

White River State Park

801 W. Washington St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 262-4668 | IN354@marchofdimes.org

 

 

Why do we walk? The March of Dimes is a long standing organization that has been around more than 75 years. We successfully over-came the threat of polio and one day, every family will know the joy of a healthy baby. We walk because premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today. It affects more than half a million babies each year, including 1 in 9 in Indiana. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to affected families.

 

Over 2,500 Indianapolis residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens of Indianapolis—babies—by participating in the 2015 March for Babies. Many families came out as part of their Mothers’ Day weekend celebrations and White River State Park was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than $200,000 to help babies be born healthy.

 

Money raised by the event funds research, education and local community grants for programs that help provide prenatal care to women, comfort to families of critically ill babies, and find the preventions and cures for the threats to the lives and health of babies.

Together we can do great things, after all, we are all March of Dimes babies!

 

Care to join our resolution? Find us www.marchofdimes.org/Indiana.

 

  
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