March 11, 2010

Marching for Babies


I’ve previously written about the Million Baby Crawl, but today I’d like to draw your attention to a similar-sounding event called March for Babies.

It's worth spelling out the differences between the two: the Million Baby Crawl is online, doesn't feature real babies, and hopes to rid us of household toxins. In contrast, the March for Babies is a real march featuring real people, and, as its name suggests, is actually for babies.

More than one million people in hundreds of cities all over the country take part in what's touted as America's most popular annual perambulation to raise support and awareness for the March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. And, yes, I'm as sure as you are that "perambulation" wasn't used correctly in the preceding sentence, but you've got to give a girl marks for trying.

Most of the events take place the last weekend of April, so you’ve got plenty of time to blackmail (I mean "invite") your family, friends and co-workers to join you on your team, start their own team, or simply throw a boatload of cash toward this very noble cause.

Click here to find a March for Babies revolution in your city.

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