On Sunday, May 6 at Commons Park at Harbor Point in Stamford (100 Washington Street), hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk fundraiser 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 babies.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk kicking off at 10 a.m. Participants will enjoy a DJ, snacks, a bounce house, face painting, and more. To register visit marchforbabies.org or marchofdimes.com/ct. 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.
Helping to lead the festivities will be the Breitenbach family of Wilton. The family knows the importance of its mission to prevent prematurity firsthand, having delivered their son Alex 13 weeks early 11 years ago. He spent 64 days in neonatal intensive care at Stamford Hospital. Their
daughter Ella was also born prematurely.
“We have a debt of gratitude to the March of Dimes, and the entire staff of the Stamford Hospital NICU for helping
to save Alex’s life,” said Paul Breitenbach.
Stamford March for Babies is proudly hosted by Building and Land Technology and sponsored by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, Fairway Market, LDH Energy, Connecticut Parent Magazine and News12 CT. Statewide sponsors are NBC Connecticut and Comcast. March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group, Cigna, Famous Footwear, Sanofi Pasteur, FedEx, Mission Pharmacal, Watson Pharmaceuticals, First
Response, and United Airlines.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant
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