march for babies blog

4 Apr

Traveling the Country for the March of Dimes

Posted by Linda

President Barack Obama poses with the 2012 March of Dimes ambassadors and their families in the Oval Office, Feb. 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Kieran Wittstruck, the March of Dimes 2012 National Ambassador, has been on a whirlwind tour to promote the 2012 March for Babies. Since January he and his parents have visited 17 states, and even celebrated his 6th birthday with the March of Dimes. The Wittstrucks are traveling the country this year to share their very personal story related to preterm birth, and to raise awareness of the mission of the March of Dimes.

At the ripe age of 6 Kieran has already met the CEO of United Airlines, Jeff Smisek, fed a Beluga Whale it’s dinner, sang the National Anthem on the court of a pro basketball game, and received a bear hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House. Despite all of the exciting opportunities he’s had, he and his parents agree that the most rewarding part of traveling the country is to share their story with those who want to support the mission of the March of Dimes.

This year Kieran will be attending March for Babies events around the country in the last weeks of April and the first weeks in May. If you see him at your walk, make sure to stop by and say hello!

To read more about Kieran’s March of Dimes adventure feel free to follow his blog at


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