Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is stepping up its commitment for another year to serve as Presenting Sponsor for the March for Babies in Indianapolis and Hamilton and Boone counties and is “going the extra mile” to help fund the mission of the March of Dimes to give all babies a healthy start.
An annual event, March for Babies will be in Indianapolis on May 11 at White River State Park starting at 9a.m. March for Babies in Hamilton and Boone counties will be May 18 at West Park.
As Presenting Sponsor for the March of Dimes premier fundraising events, Riley at IU Health will have teams that participate in each event and will provide volunteers to help serve water, gifts and health education materials for participants.
“March for Babies does more than just show the community that Riley at IU Health cares about the health and lives of newborns and families. By committing to March for Babies, Riley at IU Health remains a trusted partner in our lifesaving work,” Judy Swiecicki, Central Indiana executive director, said. “In their daily lives, Riley employees make a tremendous impact on maternal and child health in our community, and March for Babies serves as a chance to celebrate their dedication to stronger, healthier babies.”
“We remain committed to providing the very best care to the infants we see and treat every day, and to supporting their healthy development,” David Ingram, director of Neonatal – Perinatal Medicine at Riley at IU Health, said. “The March of Dimes shares our goal of helping all babies thrive, and we are delighted to once again march alongside them as partner.”
Funds raised by March for Babies in Indianapolis and Hamilton and Boone counties support March of Dimes research and community programs to find the causes and preventions for premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
To register a team for March for Babies, visit www.marchforbabies.org or call 1-800-844-WALK.