For the third year in a row Eagle 103.9 morning personality Roxie Faye has been invited to kick-off the start of the annual "March For Babies" on Saturday May 4th on the Astoria Riverwalk. March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies.
It supports research and other programs nationwide and in our community to help babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. This year, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life.
More than a hundred people will be at Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria to take part in March for Babies this Saturday. In addition to the 10K and 5K walks, other festivities include kids' activities, hot dogs after the walk and more. The Lower Columbia March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that our babies are born happy and healthy. Roxie will be there to welcome the participants, play some fun music to set a festive mood and help people get registered for the event. Roxie will also be broadcasting live from the Uniontown Maritime Memorial Park on Eagle 103.9 to encourage more people to come down and get involved in the effort to benefit healther babies in the community. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; walk starts at 9:00 a.m.
March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.