The March of Dimes March for Babies three-mile walk is set for 9 a.m., April 27 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. This year marks the organization s 75th anniversary, and Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System, is the chairman for the event.
Lee Memorial Health System s Golisano Children s Hospital of Southwest Florida has the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit between Tampa and Miami. This unit provides lifesaving care to the tiniest premature babies, and those babies needing the most critical care. The March of Dimes helps our NICU patients and families in many ways, including family support groups and assistance with annual reunions.
Nationally, the March of Dimes has been instrumental in improving the health of babies by working to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, explains Trent Howe, division director, Southwest Coast Division of March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes has helped each and every baby because of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
The March for Babies is the organization s premier fundraising event, and is an event that Lee Memorial Health System has supported for more than 15 years.
There is still time to sign up for the walk. Visit www.Marchof Dimes.com, enter your ZIP code or search for the Lee County event. You also can register the day of the event beginning at 8 a.m.