March for Babies Walk on May 1, 2010
The Central Florida Division of the March of Dimes is excited to announce the 2010 Osceola March for Babies to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The Honorable Mayors Donna Hart, City of St. Cloud and Jim Swan, City of Kissimmee are the 2010 Osceola March for Babies Honorary Chairs and will also be hosting the Kickoff event.
“I am co-chairing March for Babies because they provide the research needed to find cures for other causes I support such as A Day For Hearts: Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day in St. Cloud proclaimed on February 14th every year. Congenital heart defects affect millions of newborns and children worldwide and it is the leading cause of birth defects-related death during the first year of life. A relatively small amount of funding is available for parent and patient educational services, research, and support and the March for Babies assists this cause. I encourage all residents to form teams, bring family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors to help create public awareness and support this worthy cause. What can be more important than improving our babies’ health by helping to extend infant mortality? We all can make a difference in our community. These children are our future,” said Mayor Hart, City of St. Cloud.
March for Babies will take place on Saturday, May 1st at the Makinson Aquatic Center 2201 Denn John Lane, next to the Osceola campus of Valencia Community College in Kissimmee. Registration starts at 7am and the Walk starts at 8am.
“March for Babies is truly a wonderful event for the entire family to come out and support the City of Kissimmee in leading the fight in keeping our babies healthy in our community,” stated Mayor Swan, City of Kissimmee.
Interested walkers and donors can visit www.marchforbabies.org or call to sign up as an individual, start a corporate, family or friend’s team, or donate to help babies be born healthy.
About The March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit: marchofdimes.com/florida or nacersano.org.
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