Apr 22, 2013

March of Dimes

The last weekend of April and first of May, thousands of families and business leaders will join together across Michigan in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
Taking place at 18 locations across the state, include Detroit, Hines Park, Oakland University, and Kensington Metropark, March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding day for the whole family.
Metro Detroit March for Babies locations include:
· Detroit - April 28, 2013
o Wayne State University: 3.4 miles - Registration: 8 a.m., Start Time: 9 a.m.
· Hines Park - April 27, 2013
o Hines Park: 6 miles - Registration: 8 a.m., Start Time: 9 a.m.
· Oakland (formerly Troy) - April 28, 2013
o Oakland University: 3 miles - Registration: 9 a.m., Start Time: 10 a.m.
· Kensington Metropark - May 5, 2013
o Maple Beach, Kensington Metropark: 3.5 miles - Registration 9 a.m., Start Time: 10 a.m.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Michigan help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.
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 15,652 in Michigan. This past November, the March of Dimes issued its annual Premature Birth Report Card, giving the nation a “C” and Michigan the grade of “C”]. More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. They help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
To register for an event in your community, visit www.marchforbabies.org.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The 2013 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes’ number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Macy’s, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Famous Footwear, Actavis, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines. Local Sponsors include Flagstar Bank, UAW, Chrysler, Detroit Medical Center, YP.com, Metro East Chapter Credit Unions, Detroit Institute of Arts and Michigan Basic Property Insurance Association.

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