Families, vendors and volunteers experienced a morning of family fun filled with a short walk, health fair and kid’s activities at the Fifth Annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park on September 8.
Each year the Jacksonville Baby Buggy Walk occurs during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. The event connects healthy lifestyles, healthy families and healthy babies together to raise awareness of improving birth outcomes and reducing health disparities.
Titanium Yoga provided a class to the community in the grass field and Jacksonville Public Library brought books, blocks and blankets for the kids to read and play. OneBlood came for the first time and had several community members donate to save lives. For arts and crafts, volunteers set up for each kid to make and take home slime.
This year the festivities took place at Klutho Park in the historic Springfield neighborhood. For the second year in a row, the Fatherhood PRIDE program came out strong to bring attention to the important role that fathers play in child health and development.
Thank you to our Buggy Sponsors for helping us bring this event to the community and for your support of healthy babies and families: Sunshine Health, CompassMSP, Eleven Atlantic, George Koury & Associates Insurance and Regions Bank!
Thanks MOSH for donating a family four pack of tickets to your museum and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for donating a HALO® SleepSack® for our raffle prizes!