March of Dimes Wonderwalk® Coming to Greenville Zoo October 9
Jacki Apel, Director of Communications , March of Dimes, (803) 403-8523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville, South Carolina , August 21, 2012
The 19th annual March of Dimes WonderWalk is a fun and cool way for kids to “Be a SUPERHERO for babies.” WonderWalk gives students a chance to raise money to help the March of Dimes give all babies a healthier start. It is appropriate for children in Preschool through Second Grade and Special Education Classes, as well as Family Teams. By participating in WonderWalk, children learn the value of volunteering by establishing a positive attitude toward community service early on and the importance of one person in support of a greater goal. Funds raised by WonderWalk support research and programs that help moms have healthy pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. WonderWalk will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 10AM to 12PM at the Greenville Zoo. Participants of WonderWalk will receive free admission to the zoo, snacks, educational experiences, and a certificate from the March of Dimes.
“It is always a rewarding day,” said Cindy Henderson, Center Director for Simpsonville United Methodist Preschool. “Providing children with opportunities where they can play and have fun while helping others is a fundamental part of our goal to help them develop into good community citizens.”
Wonderwalk sponsors include Wal-Mart, Palmetto Gymnastics Academy, The Sunshine House and Upstate Parent Magazine. To register, visit marchofdimes.com/southcarolina.
Each year, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes invests in mission initiatives statewide, including research grants and local community programs. Through these efforts, the March of Dimes continues working to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and educate men and women about having healthy babies.
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 information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.