Celebrities from music, film, television, and sports are lending their star power to bring greater attention to the annual March for Babies, the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that takes place in 900 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico this coming weekend.
March for Babies supports research and community-based programs that help moms have full-term, healthy babies. The event has been held annually since 1970, and it has raised a combined total of $2 billion to help all babies get a healthy start in life. The goal for this year’s event is to raise more than $110 million.
“Funds raised at March for Babies support our efforts to give all babies a healthy start in life. We also fund programs to prevent preterm birth – babies born too soon,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes.
“More than 7 million people, including celebrities, sports stars, community leaders and families of babies born prematurely are involved in March for Babies as volunteers, sponsors and participants. Participants can either walk as an individual or join a team with co-workers, family or friends by visiting marchforbabies.org.”
The March of Dimes is a leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
In the picture above: March of Dimes National Ambassador Kieran Wittstruck, and FedEx racer Denny Hamlin.