March for Babies 2014 Media Room
| Friday, April 18, 2014
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 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.
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
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.