South Sound Brings Out Marchers of All Ages
Hundreds of people came out to celebrate March for Babies and raise money to help babies be born healthy.Tacoma, WA, May 17, 2014
It was the best feel-good moment of the week in Tacoma when more than 1,500 residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens in the South Sound —babies—by participating in March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. Wilson High School was packed with strollers, families and teams today to celebrate raising more than $295,000 to help babies be born healthy.
“We’ve seen how important it is to help our babies,” said State Director Jean Allenbach with the March of Dimes Washington Chapter. “It is so rewarding to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. This has been an incredible event, and I am so proud of what we have accomplished here together today.”
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.
About the March of Dimes
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 by participating in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook @marchofdimeswa and follow us on Twitter @marchofdimeswa.
The 2014 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 and United Airlines.
March for Babies is sponsored locally by MultiCare Health System, Franciscan Health System, Columbia Bank, Thomas Cuisine Management, Seattle Children’s, Coordinated Care, Les Schwab Tires, KeyBank, KING 5, WARM 106.9, Click 98.9 and MOViN 92.5.
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