Coalition staff “March for Babies”

May 9, 2011  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Coalition members marched over the Acosta and Main Street bridges and through downtown Jacksonville on Saturday in support of some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens: babies born too soon, too small and very sick.

A dozen staff members and Coalition supporters took part in the March of Dimes’ “First Coast March for Babies.”

We raised $1,300, all of which will go to the March of Dimes, a huge supporter and community partner of Healthy Start. They fund the Camellia Project, which aims to improve health knowledge and behaviors and provide support for women who have had a baby in the NICU, to reduce the risk of recurrent poor birth outcomes.

The First Coast walk raised more than $636,000 in total, surpassing their 2011 goal. Funds support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.

Thank you to everyone who walked with us and those who donated to this important cause!

Our walkers:

  • Faye Johnson
  • Pam Frennier (and daughter)
  • Michelle Clark (and son)
  • Audrey Hall
  • Erin Petrie
  • Nina Odom
  • Carol Brady (and husband)
  • Jennifer Salah
  • Cathy duPont
  • Juarlyn Smith
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