On Saturday, April 14 at Exploration Place, thousands of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies—the nation’s very first fundraising walk. March for Babies honors babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
The Wichita March for Babies is a family-friendly walking event featuring a 2-mile route, pre and post-walk entertainment, children’s activities and lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies kicking off at 9:30 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m.
This year’s Wichita Ambassador’s are the Goos family. Clint and Megheen Goos were excited to become pregnant and looked forward to beginning their family. But at just under 24 weeks pregnant, Megheen went into labor and their son Kingston was born weighing just 1 pound and 4.9 ounces. Kingston spent 102 days in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) but thanks to March of Dimes discovered treatments, today, he is a rambunctious and happy 2 year old.
The Goos family is joined by Steve Edgar, the Wichita March for Babies Chair. Steve, COO at Wesley Medical Center, knows how important the March of Dimes mission is. As a medical leader, he took on this role to raise awareness and important funds needed for life saving research and programs.
The most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today is premature birth. It affects more than half a million babies each year, with the number growing every day. Funds raised by March for Babies help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care units (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.
The March for Babies is presented by Wesley Medical Center and sponsored by Bombardier Learjet and numerous other community and corporate partners.
For more information visit www.marchforbabies.org