March For Babies Volunteers Crowd The Today Show
New York City — Tuesday, April 23, 2013
March of Dimes 2013 National Ambassador Nina Centofanti of Mason, Ohio (front), is surrounded by her mom Chris, dad Vince, big brother Nick and little sister Mia, along with a crowd of more than 100 volunteer parents, babies, and children all wearing the March of Dimes signature purple color as they visited the NBC Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza early this morning. Al Roker, weather and feature anchor of Today, spoke to them about March for Babies, the March of Dimes number one fundraiser, which will take place in most areas of the country this coming weekend of April 27-28.
Nina was born more than two months early, weighing less than 3 pounds. She and her family are travelling around the nation this year to help raise awareness of the serious problem of premature birth and the lifesaving and education and treatments developed by the March of Dimes.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the 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. The 2013 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Macy's, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Famous Footwear, Actavis, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines.
For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit persistats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.