march for babies blog
March of Dimes New York Division Celebrity Chairman Eli Manning kicked off the New York City March for Babies walk today with March of Dimes President Jennifer Howse, Vice President and General Manager of GE Aviation Bill Fitzgerald, New York Division Ambassador Daphne and her parents, and Diego from Dora the Explorer!
Thanks everyone who came out to the New York City Walk!
Al Roker meets with March for Babies supporters this morning at the Today Show
What an exciting day! March of Dimes supporters, including our 2013 National Ambassador Family and a crowd of more than 100 volunteer parents, babies, and children all wore March of Dimes signature purple color as they visited the NBC Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza early this morning. Al Roker, weather and feature anchor of Today, spoke to them about March for Babies, the March of Dimes number one fundraiser, which will take place in most areas of the country this coming weekend of April 27-28.
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Photo by Karl Wint Photography
New York City’s celebrity chairs, Eli Manning and Venus Williams got thousands of walkers, families, and corporate teams excited about March for Babies in Manhattan! Official Broadcast TV sponsor, WCBS-TV, provided coverage all morning as thousands of teams, families, and corporate partners stepped off near Lincoln Center on Sunday, April 29th. Tennis star Venus Williams and NY Giants offensive lineman David Diehl led the walk and were joined by day-time television legend Susan Lucci, her daughter, Sage Spoonfuls founder, Liza Huber and Dora The Explorer.
Congratulations to New York City and a million thanks to their March for Babies celebrity leaders!
Kmart and the March of Dimes hosted the first-ever Babies on Broadway event Wednesday, April 20, to bring attention to March for Babies nationwide! This city walk kicked off in Times Square with a crowd of volunteers, supporters, Broadway stars and little babies drawing much attention in front of a 12 foot replica dime supplied by Kmart, March of Dimes National Sponsor and Top March for Babies team! The crowd then walked together downtown to the Kmart store at Herald Square. March of Dimes 2011 National Ambassador, Lauren Fleming, age 7, and her family helped lead a great day on Broadway!
In this photo taken by AP Images for Kmart, from left, Tony Award winner Gregory Jbara, “Rock Of Ages” star Angel Reed and her daughter Malena, and “Wonderland” star Kate Shindle pose with 2011 March of Dimes National Ambassador Lauren Fleming, front right, and her family, sister Erin, brother Corbin, mother Nikki and father Densel, and Kmart executive Natalie Norris-Howser and her son Vaughn at the “Babies for Broadway” event in New York’s Times Square, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Kmart)
Katie McGee, Entertainment and Traffic reporter for March for Babies media sponsor station CBS 2 in New York, helped lead the Babies on Broadway send off! The event brought together Kmart and March of Dimes supporters to raise awareness and donations for March of Dimes, which works to give all babies a healthy start.
For 28 years, Kmart has supported March of Dimes and raised more than $90 million – and counting! This success comes with thanks to Kmart’s generous associates and customers. The 12 foot dime will be rolling into select Kmart stores across the country – just in time for a March for Babies near you!