Hundreds turn out for March for Babies, raise more than $245,000
March for Babies, the premier fundraising event of the March of Dimes, reached a high note this year when more than 800 residents joined together to support our smallest citizens - our babies. Participants gathered for the walk to bring awareness and raise funds toward the mission of the March of Dimes. Taking place at the Space Coast Stadium, the event drew a multitude of families, strollers and corporate teams who raised more than $245,000 for stronger, healthier babies.
“March for Babies allows us to raise money needed to conduct research and support medical breakthroughs that help all babies,” said 2015 March for Babies Chair Jack Malizzi, Wuesthoff Health System. “I’m proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Helping our babies should continue to be a top priority, and we want to raise awareness of the serious problems that still affect hundreds of babies born each week in Florida.”
“This is a special day for everyone gathered here. Most of us participate in March for Babies because we have a personal connection to this cause and we want to share its impact with all our community,” said Aran Hissam, whose family served as the 2015 Ambassador Family.
Funds raised by March for Babies in Florida help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. If you would like to make a contribution to support March for Babies, please visit www.marchforbabies.org/event/brevard or call 321-775-0205 for additional information.
March for Babies is presented by our Top Corporate Partner, Publix Super Markets, Inc. Other local sponsors include Health First, Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center, and Nemours Children’s Health System at Silver, G4S Security, Makoto’s, Parrish Medical Center, and Vencore at Bronze, and our Media Partners are Lite Rock 99.3, Brevard Business News, Florida Today Communications and Viera Voice. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, United, and Mission Pharmacal.
For more than 76 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.