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March for Babies goes virtual: How your family can support the March of Dimes by walking at home


The March of Dimes has turned its annual fundraising walk into a virtual event and is asking families to walk at (or near) home, track their steps and help raise money for the organization. It runs through May 15.

The nonprofit supports maternal and child health and this year has turned its focus to COVID-19 and how it affects expectant moms and their babies.

The event, and the organization, have gained a high-profile supporter in Seattle Seahawks long snapper Tyler Ott. Ott was born a month premature after his mother developed preeclampsia has been a longtime supporter of March of Dimes. He and his wife, Ashley, are preparing to welcome their first child this summer. His March for Babies team is called NICU2NFL.

Individuals or families can start teams to track their steps and raise money. The March of Dimes suggests: "March in your apartment. March up your stairs. March on your street (if safe)." Go online here for details on how it works.


Related: Much more on pregnancy, childbirth and new parenthood here


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