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!
- 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