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23 Apr
Doug Hawthorne, the CEO of Texas Health Resources and Chair of the Dallas March for Babies

Doug Hawthorne, the CEO of Texas Health Resources and Chair of the Dallas March for Babies

In just four cities alone (Dallas, Nashville, Phoenix & Tallahassee), some 40,000+ people participated in this past weekend’s March for Babies!  While it was a little damp in some areas it was a perfect sunny day in others!  Whether it rained or not these thousands of volunteers, including Doug Hawthorne, the CEO of Texas Health Resources and Chair of the Dallas March for Babies (pictured here) got up early to show their support of the March of Dimes!

If you walked in one of the 119 cities that held a March for Babies last weekend share with us your pictures and stories – we love to hear from you and see what a fun time you had!  Once again, thank you to EVERYONE that walked last weekend and we look forward to seeing more friends at this coming weekend’s April 25 & 26 March for Babies events!

23 Apr

The first walks took place this past weekend. One of them in Dallas, TX. And that’s where some of our team went as well- to take pictures and shoot video.


What an amazing event! And what a turn-out! Thanks to everyone there who showed up despite the clouds and the rain. We have so many pictures to go through still, but I did want to share a couple just to show you what a great time everyone had.






There are a ton of walks taking place this weekend. The national office team is walking on Sunday, in White Plains, NY. I did the walk here last year, but will be checking out the Long Beach, NY walk this year. My little boy is all excited. He can’t wait to wear his special March for Babies shirt. Weather predictions are awesome, and we may even be heading to the beach after!


I’ll definitely share some pictures of my walk, and I hope you’ll all do the same. We’ve set up a Flickr group for March for Babies ’09 where you can add your favorite pictures and comment on those of other walkers!


Where are you walking? Or did you walk already? Leave me a comment.

10 Mar

Companies that Care

Posted by Linda

When a big company joins March for Babies it’s always exciting because it means we’ll have another big team out there, walking and raising money! There’s power in numbers.


It’s also great to know there are so many companies that want to take care of their families and the families in their communities. Kind of a welcome break from all those negative stories in the media.


I wanted to share this video with you. It’s a message from Doug Hawthorne, the CEO of Texas Health Resources and Chair of the Dallas March for Babies. He does a wonderful job explaining why it’s so important for his organization to get involved:



This is an inspiration. Thank you to all our company teams and sponsors!

12 Feb

Texas Rocks!

Posted by Linda

So they do things a little bigger in Texas than we do here in White Plains, NY. Last week, Dallas kicked off their March for Babies season with a breakfast event at the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel. More than 1,200 people showed up for the eggs and bacon – and the cause. And 30,000 people will be walking on March for Babies day!


We were there with some people from the national office, enjoying the show and taking notes. The Mayor of Dallas said a couple of words. And the Criders, the Dallas Ambassador family, shared the touching story of their premature twins. A high school marching band from the Garland Central School District dropped by. These students and their faculty really care: they raised $173.000 last year! Oh, and everyone got to see the 2009 March for Babies video. You could hear a pin drop! Check it out here.


Also in the audience were team captains and walkers from a ton a key companies in Northern Texas. Many have been with us for years and are upping the ante for 2009 – with more walkers more dollars to help babies born in Texas and across the country! Macy’s was there with 200 very enthusiastic employees. And Texas Health Resources was present: their CEO, Doug Hawthorne, is the March for Babies Chair in Dallas/Ft. Worth!


Congratulations to the Dallas Division for putting together this amazing event. I know one thing: if you’re walking in Dallas, you have something to look forward to!

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