Saturday, May 3 at Union Park in Middletown, hundreds of families and business
leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring
babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised
help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive
care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier
In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy kid friendly activities including a bounce house, face painting, and more. Food will also be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes.
the festivities will be the event’s Ambassadors, Marvin and Emily Williams of
Middletown, along with their two-year old son Deven (born prematurely) and his
big sister, Amaya. They will share Deven’s prematurity journey, and thank
walkers for their commitment to the March of Dimes mission to give all babies a
healthy start. Deven was born eight weeks too soon and weighed just 4
lbs. 5 oz. He spent 37 days in two neonatal intensive care units before
“This will be our third year participating in March for Babies, and it has been an amazing experience. It has helped our family heal, celebrate, and share our passion for healthy babies. It has been our family’s way of giving back and we hope that everyone can have a positive experience like we did," said Emily.
Union Park is located at 14 Old Church Street in Middletown. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event at 10 a.m. To register visit marchforbabies.org/event/middlesexcounty. Participants can also register on-site on May 3. All walkers who raise $200 or more will receive an event t-shirt and those raising $350 or more will have the choice of a Macy’s or Kmart gift card.
County March for Babies is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital, Statewide
Insurance, Shapiro Law Offices, 102.9 DRC-FM and statewide sponsors NBC
Connecticut and Comcast. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the
March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear,
Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines.
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.