Thousands in Connecticut to March for Babies This Spring
Leigh-Anne Lefurge, March of Dimes, (860) 815-9353, email@example.com
Glastonbury, CT, January 09, 2012
This spring, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Nine events will take place across the state on April 29, May 5 and May 6, aiming to raise $1.2 million.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser nationwide, raising $2 billion since its start in 1970. Funds raised helps moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, fund research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies’ lives, and provide comfort to families who have a baby in neonatal intensive care.
2012 March for Babies dates and locations are:
Sunday, April 29
Danbury – Matrix Corporate Center (new location)
Middletown – Union Park/South Green (new location)
Mystic – Olde Mistick Village (new location)
New Haven – Lighthouse Point Park
Saturday, May 5
Fairfield – Penfield Pavilion (new location)
New Britain – Walnut Hill Park
Sunday, May 6
East Hartford – Rentschler Field
Middlebury – Quassy Amusement Park
Stamford – Commons Park at Harbor Point
To register for March for Babies, visit marchforbabies.org or the Connecticut Chapter. All walkers who raise $200 or more will receive an event t-shirt and those raising $350 or more will have the choice of a Macy’s or Kmart gift card. Connecticut walkers may also fundraise for a chance to win other incentives throughout the spring, including an iPod Touch, a Kindle Fire, and a trip for two with airfare to Puerto Rico.
The March of Dimes thanks Connecticut statewide sponsors NBC Connecticut and Comcast. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Cigna, Famous Footwear, Farmers, FedEx, First Response, Kmart, Mission Pharmacal, Sanofi Pasteur, United Airlines and Watson Pharmaceuticals.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.