WHAT: March for Babies® Broward
WHERE: Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Drive, Davie 33314
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013
TIME: 7am Registration, 8:30am Walk Begins
CONTACT: 754-300-2604, www.marchforbabies.org
Fort Lauderdale, FL, - Lace up your sneakers and join the March of Dimes annual March for Babies Broward on Saturday, May 4 at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, FL. More than 7,500 Broward residents and business leaders will join together to take the 3-mile stroll.
Each year in Florida, 1 out of 9 babies is born premature. By raising awareness and funds through the March of Dimes’ largest fundraising event, March for Babies supporters help improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Money raised by the Broward Division supports programs in our community to help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and fund research.
This year the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary, an important milestone and a time to acknowledge how the organization has changed the fabric of families, babies and the nation. Its annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser — is held in 900 communities across the United States and involves more than 7 million people each year. The Broward Division expects to raise more than $1,000,000 from hundreds of corporate and family teams along with thousands of individuals who want to make a difference.
“The March of Dimes has been instrumental in giving babies in our community and around the country a healthy start,” stated Dr. Irv Rosenbaum, 2013 March for Babies Chair. “Our achievements over the past 75 years would not be possible without teams of walkers who support the mission of March of Dimes. We look forward to thousands of walkers taking the “Be Your Best for Babies” challenge and setting their goals higher than ever.”
Sign up as an individual or create a corporate, family/friends team at marchforbabies.org or bring a donation (suggested $200) to the registration tent on March for Babies day. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 8:30 a.m. Music, food, fun and family activities will continue until 12:00 noon in the March for Babies Village. Complimentary parking is available adjacent to the March for Babies Village next to the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center on the NSU campus. The campus is located at 3301 College Drive, Davie, FL.
Broward March for Babies is proudly sponsored by Broward Health, Cross Country Home Services, Healthcare Performance Anesco, Memorial Healthcare System, Sunshine State Health Plan, SFL-TV, 101.5 Lite FM, Magic 102.7 and top corporate partner Publix Super Markets, Inc. National sponsors include Kmart, Farmers Insurance, Macy’s, CIGNA, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the Mark of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. More than 4 million babies were born in the U.S. last year and the March of Dimes touched each one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
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