March for Babies 2014 Media Room

| Friday, April 18, 2014

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Sheri A. Lunn
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March for Babies 2014 Media Room

, California, April 18, 2014 —

Welcome to the California March of Dimes March for Babies Media Resource Page. 

There are 19 March for Babies events held in California and more than 900 events held nationwide during the months of April and May.  More than half a million babies are born too soon each year, with between 9-13% of babies born in California being born prematurely.  The money raised at March for Babies supports programs in local communities that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970, and nationwide we have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.

Below you will find a variety of resources about how and where March of Dimes invests the dollars raised via March for Babies to improve the health of moms and babies statewide and in local communities.

Media Contacts: Sheri A. Lunn, Director of Communications (818) 539-2191 or Anthony Freitas, Director of Communications at (415) 217-6381

 

Register at www.marchforbabies.org

Where Your Money Goes

Baby Alex shows you where and how March for Babies funds have already helped babies.

Your Support Helps Babies

Baby Zoe shows you the ways March for Babies dollars have already helped.

What Your March for Babies Support Resulted in Last Year

Check out this infographic of successes achieved last year due to March for Babies fundraising.

March for Babies Fact Sheet

Find out when and where March for Babies events are happening throughout California.

March for Babies General News Advisory

Celebrity Mom Hilary Duff Featured in March for Babies Campaign; Will Join Los Angeles Walk

March for Babies PSAs

Here you’ll find downloadable March for Babies television and radio Public Service Announcements

March of Dimes Cares about Moms and Babies

This graphic briefly explains current California statistics and the March of Dimes programs currently in place throughout the state.

Below you will find general information about the work March of Dimes is doing in each division as well as specific event information for each March for Babies event throughout California. Click here for a map of our chapter and divisions.

 

Northern California

Bay Area Division

March of Dimes in the Bay Area

Pleasanton – Alameda County Fairgrounds– April 26, 2014

San Francisco – Fort Mason, Great Meadow – April 26, 2014

Santa Rosa – Howarth Park – May 3, 2014

Vacaville – Peña Adobe Park – May 3, 2014



Central Valley Division

March of Dimes in the Central Valley

Bakersfield – Liberty Park– April 12, 2014

Fresno – Woodward Park– April 12, 2014

Visalia – CIGNA – April 26, 2014

Greater Capital Division 

March of Dimes in the Greater Capital Area

Sacramento – West Steps of the State Capitol – April 26, 2014



South Bay Division

March of Dimes in the South Bay

San Jose – Plaza de César Chávez – April 26, 2014

Pacific Grove – Lovers Point – May 17, 2014

Valley Division

March of Dimes in the Valley

Modesto – Graceada Park – April 26, 2014

Stockton – Magnolia Mansion – May 17, 2014

 

Southern California

Greater Los Angeles Division

March of Dimes in the Greater Los Angeles area

Los Angeles – Exposition Park – April 26, 2014

Thousand Oaks – Conejo Creek North Park – May 3, 2014

Inland Empire Division

March of Dimes in the Inland Empire

Victorville – Victor Valley Community College – April 12, 2014

Riverside – Fairmount Park – April 26, 2014

Orange County Division

March of Dimes in Orange County

Newport Beach – Fashion Island – April 27, 2014

San Diego–Imperial Division

March of Dimes in San Diego and Imperial Counties

Oceanside – Pier Amphitheatre – April 12, 2014

San Diego – Balboa Park – April 26, 2014

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.

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.