2012 March for Babies Kickoff Area residents gather to mark the start of the 2012 March for Babies season. Raising money to help Gilmer, Fannin & Pickens babies is more important than ever, and past, current and first-time participants will gather to celebrate babies and discuss how to engage more walkers for this year’s event than ever before. March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, with walkers bringing in more than $29,000 in Gilmer, Fannin and Pickens counties last year.
WHEN: 12 PM
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012
WHERE: CHARLIE’S RESTAURANT
15 W. CROSS ST.
EAST ELLIJAY, GA 30540
To attend, please RSVP to Michele Beal, Community Director, at 678-564-5231.
WHY: In an average week in Georgia, 2,819 babies are born – and 375 of them are born too soon. Premature babies often spend their first weeks in the NICU fighting for life, and often have lasting consequences such as vision and hearing loss or learning disabilities.
March of Dimes is the champion for all babies, those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Moms can rely on March of Dimes for everything they need to know about having a healthy baby and how to recognize the warning signs of premature labor.
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 by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.