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March of Dimes to hold March for Babies May 14

A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life, and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Take your own first steps by joining March for Babies and make sure more babies get that chance.

March for Babies will be held at the Loyola Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 1.5 mile walk begins at 9 a.m. It’s a family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. Those who survive an early birth may have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and learning disabilities. The March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for maternal and infant health, has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.

About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, vaccines, education, and breakthroughs.

Interested walkers and donors can visit marchforbabies.org to sign up as an individual or family, start a team, or donate. For more information about March for Babies, contact Ashley Morgan at 318-751-9225 or amorgan@marchofdimes.org.

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