KING 5 News Joins Residents to Kickoff March for Babies
Seattle, WA, February 11, 2013
• Emceed by KING 5 News and NWCN anchor Shaniqua Manning.
• Energized Puget Sound residents dedicated to giving babies a healthy start.
• Dedicated corporate and family teams gathering to kickoff an important fundraising season.
2013 March for Babies Kickoff & 75th Anniversary Celebration
Puget Sound residents gather at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle to mark the start of the March for Babies fundraising season as well as the March of Dimes 75th anniversary. Raising money for Puget Sound babies is more important than ever. Past and new participants will discuss how to best energize the community and engage more people than ever before.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, with 8,000 walkers bringing in more than $1.6 million in Washington state last year.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
In Washington, more than 8,500 babies are born too soon each year. Premature babies often spend weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have lasting disabilities due to being born before they’re ready.
March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Moms can rely on March of Dimes for everything they need to know about having a healthy baby before, during and after pregnancy.
This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
Farmers Insurance, Swedish, Overlake Medical Center, KeyBank, Perkins Coie, KING 5 News, WARM 106.9, MOViN 92.5, CLICK 98.9.
About the March of Dimes
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 www.marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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