Newsletter May – June 2015: First 5 San Diego Supports March for Babies
First 5 San Diego Supports March of Dimes March for Babies
Hundreds of San Diegans joined together on April 25, 2015 at Balboa Park to walk in the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraising event each year, March for Babies. First 5 San Diego sponsored the event and held a booth.
10News anchors Jason Martinez and Virginia Cha emceed the event. Supervisor Ron Roberts and HHSA General Manager and First 5 commissioner Nick Macchione, also chair of the event, were among those to kick off the walk.
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Funds support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. Also, they will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care. First 5 San Diego also sponsored the March for Babies walk in Oceanside held on April 11, 2015. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.org.