Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019

Treasure Coast South March for Babies



Valerie Bell, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, to lead 

March for Babies Treasure Coast South

Boca Raton, FL — Hundreds of families and local business leaders will join together for the premier community event March for Babies on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Indian Riverside Park. March for Babies is a day for everyone. At March for Babies, our community bands together to fight for the health of all moms and babies. Participants enjoy the opportunity to hope for the day when all moms and babies are healthy, remember those babies we lost and honor them with special tributes throughout the day, and celebrate with a three mile walk and fun activities for the whole family.

Matt Macon, FPL and Chair of the Greater Palm Beach Market’s Board of Directors, knows how important it is to fight for the health of all moms and babies. “The advances and discoveries that have been made recently reinforce why these walks are so important,” he says. “The funds we all raise help make the research and therefore, results and change, possible.”

March of Dimes gives the 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S., and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years.

Alongside 2019 walk Chair Valerie Bell, the Executive Leadership Team that includes Matt Macon and Chelsey Perschino, has been planning this event for the past few months.  They are asking local businesses and community leaders to join them in support of March for Babies. “The number of babies born prematurely here in Florida and across the country is not acceptable,” Valerie says. “March of Dimes empowers families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthy babies and families.”

Every March for Babies participant can make a huge difference for families. Anyone interested in joining the Treasure Coast South walk can register at All participants will enjoy a fun day that includes our Superhero Sprint, kids’ fun zone, Lei Ceremony to identify family teams, and entertainment on stage.  The walk will be held at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the walk inside of the park starts at 8:30 a.m.

The 2019 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by Kmart, Famous Footwear, HCA, Cigna and regionally by Publix Super Markets, Inc. March for Babies is sponsored locally by Platinum Sponsors, HCA’s Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Saint Lucie Medical Center; Gold Sponsor, Express Scripts; Silver Sponsors, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Florida Power and Light, Nicklaus Children’s Health System; Bronze Sponsor, Florida East Coast Industries; Media Partners, The Boca Raton Tribune, WAVE 92.7 and WQOL 103.7.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit or for more information. Visit for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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