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| Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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Thousands Join March of Dimes Fight for Stronger, Healthier Babies in D.C. Metro Area

Arlington, VA, April 07, 2015 —
Thousands of families and business leaders across the Washington D.C. Metro Area will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies – the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those that need help to survive and thrive.
 
Six March for Babies events are planned in the Greater Washington Area from April 25 - May 3, 2015, in Fairfax County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Prince William County, Southern Maryland and Washington, D.C. To register for an event in your community visit marchforbabies.org.
 
When/Where
March for Babies - Prince George's Co.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:30 am
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
March for Babies - Prince William Co.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:00 am
Loy E. Harris Pavilion
9201 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
 
March for Babies - Montgomery Co.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:30 am
Mattie Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
 
March for Babies - Washington, D.C. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am
Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

March for Babies - Fairfax Co.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 am
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
 
March for Babies – Southern Maryland

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9:00 am
Regency Furniture Stadium
11765 St. Linus Drive
Waldorf, MD 20602

Funds raised by March for Babies in the Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support Programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.
 
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than 450,000 babies each year and is the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. This past November, the March of Dimes issued a Report Card on Premature Birth, giving the nation a “C.”  Virginia received a “B” grade, Maryland earned a “C” and Washington D.C.’s grade slipped to a “D.”  The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to problems that continue to threaten the health of babies.  

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 walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.  Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

The 2015 March for Babies national corporate sponsors include Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, United Airlines and Mission Pharmacal. Local sponsors include Adventist HealthCare-Shady Grove Medical Center, Dimensions Healthcare System, Pepco, United Healthcare, A-T Solutions, Bob’s Discount Furniture, CareFirst, Children’s National Medical Center, Dulles Greenway, Infinitive, Lennar, Marsh, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Safeway, Subway, Reston Lifestyle, The Washington Informer, WTOP and University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.

Contact: Michele Murphy-Hedrick, (571) 257-2303, mmurphyhedrick@marchofdimes.org

 

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.