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March for Babies



The March of Dimes's March for Babies, formerly WalkAmerica, began in 1970 as the first charitable walking event in the United States.[1]. The name was changed after the 2007 event.

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March for Babies is held in 1,100 communities across the nation. Every year, 7 million compassionate people, including 20,000 company and family teams as well as national sponsors, participate. The event has raised more than $1.7 billion since 1970 to bring the March of Dimes closer to the day when all babies are born healthy and full term. [1]

Proceeds help fund research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Every year, more than half a million babies are born prematurely and more than 120,000 are born with serious birth defects in the United States [2].

Seventy-six cents of every dollar raised in March for Babies is spent on research and programs to help prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b About March for Babies
  2. ^ according to the March of Dimes
  3. ^ March for Babies — Where Your Money Goes

See also

 
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