"It is glorious to have one's birthday associated with a work like this."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address for the Fifth Birthday Ball, January 30, 1940
Warm Springs, GA 1931
When the President of the United States celebrates his birthday, it is rare for the day to have significance for anyone outside the select few invited to the party. However, when Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrated his birthday, Americans all over the nation participated, and even more people benefited, because FDR used his birthday to advance his most important cause - the fight to find a cure for infantile paralysis. January 30th was no longer just his birthday, but a day dedicated to raising money for polio research and treatment.*
The Minnesota Chapter of the March of Dimes will celebrate our founder’s birthday this January 30th with the kickoff to our March for Babies. From our founding in 1938 to this very day, every time the March of Dimes has called on people to volunteer and support our mission for healthier babies, Americans have stood up and done their part. Celebrate FDR’S birthday and the March of Dimes 75th anniversary by kicking off the 2013 March for Babies!
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
7:30 – 9:00 am
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Bullard Rainforest Auditorium
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Parking is free and is available in all the Como lots and nearby streets.
Join us January 30 for a light breakfast at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Get inspired and learn how to motivate your team. We’ll share tools on how to recruit walkers and set goals to be your best for babies. Please RSVP to Kelly Lange, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-326-9441.
Additional March for Babies kickoffs will be taking place in communities across Minnesota. Contact your local March of Dimes office for more information.