March for Babies set for March 28 in Gonzales

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March for Babies 2015 in Ascension Parish is set for Saturday, March 28. The walk will begin and end at the American Legion Post 81 located at 421 East City Park in Gonzales. “Rocking Babies” is this year’s theme for the annual T-Shirt contest, which will be judged at Bingo for Babies, Thursday, March 12.

Company and Family teams may begin setting up tents at 7 a.m. on the day of the march. After a short program, the winner of the T-Shirt contest and the online contest will lead the walk at 8:30 a.m. Festivities will continue after the walk with games and jambalaya cooked by past world champion Scott Duplechein. To register your team or donate, please visit marchforbabies.org or call 225-249-5082.

“When we walk in March for Babies, we give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year,” Genevieve Ress said, spokesperson for March of Dimes in Baton Rouge. “The money we raise supports programs in our community, like CenteringPregnancy, that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. Most importantly, it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.”