2014 March for Babies Results
Danielle Prenevost, March of Dimes, (612) 326-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org
6,000+ people march for healthy babies in the Twin CitiesSt. Paul, MN, April 26, 2014
The Twin Cities came alive with joy and energy when more than 6,000 residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens of — babies — by participating in the 2014 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. Como Park in St. Paul was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than $1.3 million statewide to help babies be born healthy.
Special guests at the day’s events included March for Babies Chair, Dr. Penny Wheeler, President and Chief Clinical Officer of Allina Health. Allina Health and Fairview Health Services had the largest teams at the March for Babies.
“We’ve seen today how important the health of moms and babies are to the people of Minnesota,” said March of Dimes State Director Cheryl Pray. “It was really an emotional day with laughter, tears and overall togetherness. I’m so proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Helping our babies should be a top priority, and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished.”
Money raised by the event funds research, education and local community grants for programs such as NICU Family Support® program at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. NICU Family Support provides information and comfort to families in crisis.
The March for Babies walk on April 26 at Como Park was one of 16 March for Babies events statewide in Minnesota in April and May.
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored locally by Medica, Allina Health, HealthPartners, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Minnesota Monthly, Xfinity and CBS Radio. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Activis and United Airlines.