2012 First Coast March for Babies a success!

Thank you to everyone who came out Saturday, May 5 to walk with the Healthy Start Coalition for the 2012 First Coast March for Babies! We raised over $2,000 for the March of Dimes, which will support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.

The March of Dimes supports many of the Coalition’s community-based programs such as the Camellia Project, funds the statewide 39 Weeks initiative, and provides other support and educational materials to the Coalition.

This year we walked for Lyla Grace, born at 33 weeks on March 30, 2011 to Meredith (Chartrand), a member of the Healthy Start Board of Directors, and Mark Frisch. Her photo was posted on “Celebration Avenue,” a new feature at the walk that showcased success stories. Only 4lbs, 14 oz at birth, Lyla recently celebrated her first birthday!

Check out the pictures from the event: