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March of Dimes to hold kickoff for annual fundraiser

February 15, 2014 • Local News

The March of Dimes will hold a free kickoff lunch 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, for those interested in registering for the annual March for Babies. The luncheon will be hosted by Pioneer Bank, 3000 N. Main Street.

This year’s march will take place on April 12, starting at Cielo Grande Park on West College Boulevard. The march is a time when hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to help children across New Mexico.

According to event organizer Becky Horner, last year, more than 120 people attended the March for Babies and raised more than $38,000 to support the March of Dimes. The March for Babies is the largest annual fundraising event for the March of Dimes and takes place in over 900 communities nationwide.

Funds raised by March for Babies in New Mexico help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

Anyone wanting to sign up can attend the luncheon where supplies, information and ideas will be shared. Those who attend will get a chance to hear from ambassador families and local volunteer leaders.

Those who cannot attend the lunch can sign up at marchforbabies.org and start a team with co-workers, family and friends.

Call 523-2627 or email bhorner@marchofdimes.com to RSVP for the lunch by Feb. 25. Local sponsors include KBIM FM the Country Giant, Big 5, Dex and Stripes Convenience Stores.

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