Thousands in North Carolina to March for Babies This Spring

Raleigh, NC Feb. 25, 2013 – This spring, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Multiple events will take place across the state on from April to November, aiming to raise more than $1 million.

March of Dimes - March for Babies

March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser nationwide, raising over $2 billion since its start in 1970. Funds raised helps moms have healthy; full-term pregnancies, fund research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies’ lives, and provide comfort to families who have a baby in neonatal intensive care. To register for March for Babies, visit or
March for Babies will be held on:

Saturday, April 6

Wilmington-Mitchell Community College

Saturday, April 13

Fayetteville- Methodist University

Saturday, April 20
Asheville – Pack Square Park

Brunswick- Brunswick Novant Medical Center

Tri City – Elkin Municipal Park

Iredell – Mitchell Community College

Winton Salem- Corpening Plaza

Saturday, April 27

Charlotte – Uptown Charlotte

Triangle – Imperial Center

Elizabeth City – Charles Creek Park

Greensboro – UNCG Campus

Unifour – Lenoir Rhyne University

Saturday, May 4

Alamance County– The Historic Depot

Rockingham City-Osborne Baptist Church

Crystal Coast-Shevans Park

Saturday, May 11

Mount Airy- Veterans Memorial Park

Wilkes County-Greenway Trail

Saturday, May 18

Greenville-Town Commons

Saturday, August 24

Haywood-Jackson- Lake Junaluska

Saturday, September 14

Lumber River- Luther Britt Park

Saturday, September 28

High Country-Appalachian State University

Saturday, October 5

Macon County- Franklin Memorial Park

Cleveland County- Shelby City Park

Saturday, November 2

Outer Banks/Dare County- Roanoke Festival Park

In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education.