Did you know that 1 in 9 babies born in our country are born prematurely?
The March of Dimes was established in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. Since then the mission has shifted to premature birth and birth defects.
The March of Dimes is the nation's leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. They work closely with local communities to develop and implement programs to educate patients and ultimately improve the health of babies. They raises funds through a variety of events to help prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality. They successfully reach over a million people a year across the country.
Doylestown Hospital will be partaking in this year's March for Babies to support this great cause. We ask that you join us in our efforts to support babies that need our help.
Why we walk
By walking for March for Babies, we have the opportunity to give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. Money raised not only supports programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, but also funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. Since 1970, when March for Babies began, they have raised $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.
What to expect
In nearly 700 communities across the nation, it is expected that 3 million people will join their family, friends and colleagues in walking. You can expect the event to be fun, compelling and rewarding; whether it's your first year or your 25th year!
Participate In March for Babies Bucks County
March for Babies - Bucks County 2014
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Where: Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Learn more about March for Babies in Bucks County or donate online to Team Baby Steps – Doylestown Hospital's March of Babies team.
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About the VIA Maternity Center
Doylestown Health’s VIA Maternity Center is rated among the best in the region for maternity care with services available for every stage of pregnancy through the birth experience. The VIA Maternity Center features a 32-bed maternity unit that includes 9 labor, delivery & recovery rooms, 22 private post-partum rooms, and a Level II NICU staffed by CHOP neonatologists.
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