March for Babies with Healthy Start!

Lyla Grace, born seven weeks early

Join us as we walk for stronger, healthier babies during the 2012 First Coast March for Babies! This year we are walking for a special baby — Lyla Grace!

The birthday girl -- Lyla Grace turned one on March 30

March for Babies – the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraiser nationwide – will be held Saturday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. at the Northbank Riverwalk in Downtown Jacksonville. Healthy Start would like to invite YOU to join our team and make a difference in the lives of Northeast Florida’s babies!

To join our team and register as a walker, visit Healthy Start’s team page and click the “Join this Team” icon. Friends and family are welcome to join, so spread the word!

Lyla Grace was born at 33 weeks on March 30, 2011 to Meredith (Chartrand), a member of the Healthy Start Board of Directors, and Mark Frisch. Her photo will be posted on “Celebration Avenue,” a new feature at the walk that will showcase success stories. Only 4lbs, 14 oz at birth, Lyla recently celebrated her first birthday!

If you are unable to walk with us, please consider donating to our team and encouraging others to donate. The March of Dimes supports many of the Coalition’s community-based programs such as the Camellia project, funds the statewide 39 Weeks initiative, and provides other support and educational materials to the Coalition.

To learn more about March for Babies, watch the 2012 video.