2017 Baby Buggy Walk in the Park

22051279_1615838668438053_7438495396466216747_oDespite encountering some rain, families, vendors and volunteers came out for a great time, shortened walk and health fair at the fourth annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park on September 30.

The Jacksonville Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is a family festival that calls attention to the link between healthy lifestyles, healthy families and healthy babies. The walk takes place during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, which aims to bring awareness to improving birth outcomes and reducing health disparities.

This year the festivities took place at Klutho Park in the historic Springfield neighborhood. In addition to community members, the Fatherhood PRIDE program came out strong to bring attention to the important role that fathers play in child health and development.

22096208_1615839988437921_2500659400878648678_oThank you to our sponsors for helping us bring this event to the community and for your support of healthy babies and families: Molina HealthcareCompassMSPCSXEleven Atlantic, Robert Bridge, Sunshine HealthUnited HealthCare and Staywell!

Thank you to Regions Bank for donating a bike and Trader Joe’s for supplying water and bananas for the walkers!