Local Family Named Denver Ambassadors
March for Babies Set for April 21
Denver, CO | Thursday, April 5, 2018
Media ContactsDiane Droege (314.513.9957)
Jack and Josephine Daddio and their parents Kyle and Katie have been selected to lead March for Babies on April 21, 2018 at City Park in Denver, Colorado.
The birth of a baby is one of the most exciting life experiences and most deliveries are happy occasions. Unfortunately, far too many babies are born too soon and go on to struggle with serious, life-threatening issues. March of Dimes is working to change that.
The Daddio family has endured not one, but two premature births. Jack was born three months early and weighed less than two pounds. He faced numerous setbacks while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) but remained strong and after 121 hard fought days, he was released to go home. Today Jack is a healthy four year old. Then, four years later, baby Josephine was born at 26 weeks and spent 91 days in the NICU. Josie required oxygen support at home for another five weeks. Josie celebrated her first birthday in March.
Kyle is inviting the community to join his family at March for Babies saying, “March of Dimes is an amazing organization that has given so much to my son, my daughter, and my family through medical and emotional support. March of Dimes funded research helped develop surfactant therapy, which was given to both Jack and Josephine as they battled Respiratory Distress Syndrome during their first days of life.”
March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.
The March for Babies community bands together to fight for the health of all moms and babies. We raise funds and awareness so that we can solve even the toughest problems. Every March for Babies participant is a leader who has the power to make a huge difference for families.
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
The 2018 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, HCA, Cigna, Pampers and regional sponsor Publix Super Markets, Inc. In our community, March for Babies is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cigna, Lockton, UCHealth, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Media partners include Colorado’s Own Channel 2 KWGN-TV and 98.5 KYGO.
Register at marchforbabies.org/event/denver to start a team with your company, family or friends or donate directly.
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About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.