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Thousands Marching for Babies

A parent holding their baby
A parent holding their baby
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Over thousands of people are expected to march this weekend for March For Babies events in the Washington DC Area. The walks are one of March of Dimes biggest community events. Business and families support MOD’s mission of helping women reach full term pregnancies and healthy babies.

This year’s March for Babies ambassador family is the Walker Family from Germantown, MD. The Walker’s have firsthand knowledge of the importance of full term pregnancies because their daughter, Kinsey was born at 29 weeks gestation. Their daughter is now a preteen and wants to give back to help other families. Join Kinsey in raising awareness and funding to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality is why it is important for everyone to participate in these fun events.

The Walker’s story is all too familiar. In the United States, one in nine babies will be born prematurely. Most likely these families will experience a stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

When/Where

March for Babies - Washington, D.C.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00 am
Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

March for Babies - Fairfax Co.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:00 am
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

March for Babies – Southern Maryland
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:00 am
Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

All events will be held rain or shine. The walk will include a lunch, music, kid activities and is stroller friendly.

All money will go to supporting education, research and advocacy. NICU Family Support Programs and Mama & Baby Bus, which offers medical services to the disadvantage in the Washington D. C. metro area will also benefit from the funds raised.

Funds raised will support lifesaving research, education and advocacy for stronger, healthier babies. Donations also fund local programs such as newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and the Mama & Baby Bus, which provides medical services to women in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area who might not otherwise receive care. Last year, March for Babies had 8000 walkers and raised $1.8 million and had 8,000 walkers.

Come and support this fun event which is in its 45th and has raised over $2 billion. For more information about March for Babies, visit MarchforBabies.org