Join the March of Dimes on April 27-28 & May 4-5 for its largest annual fundraiser, March for Babies, and celebrate 75 years of successes for moms and babies. (contributed photo)
Glastonbury, CT - 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 27, 28, May 4 and May 5, aiming to raise over $1.3 million.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser nationwide, raising over $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. To register for March for Babies, visit marchforbabies.org or marchofdimes.com/ct.
March for Babies will be held on:
Saturday, April 27
Middletown – Union Park/South Green
Sunday, April 28
East Hartford – Rentschler Field
New Haven – Lighthouse Point Park
Stamford – Commons Park at Harbor Point
Saturday, May 4
Danbury – Matrix Corporate Center
Mystic – Olde Mistick Village
Sunday, May 5
Fairfield – Jennings Beach
Middlebury – Quassy Amusement Park
New Britain – Central Connecticut State University athletic fields
The March of Dimes thanks Connecticut statewide sponsors NBC Connecticut and Comcast, and 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.
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education.