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New York Stock Exchange Kicks off for March for Babies®

New York City, Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Bill Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Engines at GE Aviation and National Chairman of March for Babies (at podium), with eight-year-old Nina Centofanti, the March of Dimes 2013 National Ambassador (holding gavel), and March of Dimes President Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, as they ring The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange to kick off March for Babies season. This year, about 20,000 companies and 7 million people will participate in March for Babies with a goal of raising $109 million. The walk takes place in most communities the last weekend of April. To join a March for Babies event near you, visit (PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext).

About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, 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 health information, visit our websites and To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.