SLIDESHOW: March for Babies

Families and business leaders came together Saturday for the March of Dimes annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.

This year’s sponsors included Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, WSTW/WDEL, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, M&T Bank, Cool 101.3 and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Among those participating was Kent County Ambassador Family: the McGinnis Family, Team TJ’s Baby Chicks. Members began participating in April 2008 with the family team Skye Has No Limits. In March 2007, Skye Brode was born weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce and was only 11 inches long. She was on ventilators to help her breathe during her long stay in the newborn intensive care unit of the hospital before going home.

In addition to the 2.5-mile morning walk, the event included games, craft activities for kids and snacks.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Delaware help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit, family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

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