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March for Babies 2010: March of Dimes

WHAT:
March for Babies is the premier event for mom/baby health. It’s also the nation’s oldest charitable walking event and the largest annual March of Dimes fundraiser. Since its inception in 1970, March for Babies has raised over $1 billion for healthy babies. The event takes place in more than 1,000 U.S. cities and towns each year and over a million people take part as walkers, volunteers and sponsor. Colorado walkers are encouraged to raise $200 or more by collecting donations, and can win great prizes for their fundraising accomplishments. On event day, people come together (as family teams, company teams and as individual participants) to celebrate the hope of a healthy
pregnancy for every mom and a healthy start for every baby. In addition to an invigorating five-mile
walk, they enjoy food, entertainment, an inspiring opening ceremony and unique opportunities to
connect with the March of Dimes mission. In Colorado, March for Babies heroes can enjoy festivities at seven sites.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Last-minute registration / 8 AM
Opening ceremony / 8:30 AM
March starts / 9 AM
Lunch and entertainment/10:30 AM on

WHERE:
Denver
Civic Center Park in downtown

Boulder area
East Park at Interlocken in Broomfield

Other Colorado event sites
Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley, Larimer County and Pueblo

WHO:
Up to 6000 participants in Denver, 1000 in Boulder and 9000 statewide.

WHY:
March for Babies helps fund the March of Dimes mission: improving the health of babies by
preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Money raised is spent on March of
Dimes healthy mom/baby programs of research, community services, education and advocacy. This
year in Colorado, the March of Dimes will fund more than $1.9 million in programs. Of every
dollar raised by the March of Dimes in Colorado, 88 cents goes towards the mission.

CALL TO ACTION:
One day, all babies will be born healthy. Join the walk to get there.

GOAL:
$2 million statewide (including $1.4 million in the Denver metro area and Northern Colorado).

SPONSORS:
Local—The Children’s Hospital, Farmers, CIGNA, Colliers International, Premier
Members Federal Credit Union, KDVR-TV Channel 31, KWGN-TV Channel 2, the Denver Business Journal, Denver Post Community, Denver Magazine and radio stations KYGO, KKFN, KQKS, KEPN and KRWZ.

State—Loaf ‘N Jug.

National—Kmart, Farmers, CIGNA, FedEx, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur and Continental Airlines

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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