6,000 Walkers Participate in March for Babies at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA, May 04, 2013
It was the best feel-good moment of the week in Seattle when 6,000 residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens in the Greater Puget Sound —babies—by participating in March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. Seattle Center was packed with strollers, families and teams to celebrate raising more than $600,000 to help babies be born healthy.
Money raised from the event funds research, awareness, education and local community grants to see that all babies are born healthy.
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects nearly half a million babies each year. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to families who are affected.
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.
In the Greater Puget Sound, our 2013 March for Babies sponsors are: Farmers, Swedish Health Services, Overlake Medical Center, Evergreen Healthcare, Pediatrix Medical Group, Sellen Construction, KeyBank, Les Schwab Tires, UW Medicine, Cigna, Group Health Cooperative, Premera Blue Cross, Callison, ECG Management, Perkins + Will, KING 5, WARM 106.9, MOViN 92.5 and Click 98.9.
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.
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 marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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