Local Family Steps Up to Help Babies Be Born Healthy – I am New Mexico

Local Family Steps Up to Help Babies Be Born Healthy


March for Babies set for May 9 at Presbyterian Rev. Hugh Cooper Administrative Center & Balloon Fiesta Park

Sign up your family or company team at www.marchforbabies.org


Albuquerque, NM – On May 9 at Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ Rev. Hugh Cooper Administrative Center, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies, presented by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. The walk will be led by local ambassadors, the Sisneros Family. Last year, more than 1,400 people attended the walking event – and raised $220,000 to support the March of Dimes. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk around Balloon Fiesta Park will begin at 9:00 a.m. Music, food, kid’s games and family activities will take place after the walk at the park.

The Sisneros family is serving as March of Dimes Ambassadors this year, led by mom,

Casandra Sisneros, whose son Cisco was born with laryngomalacia and spent time in Neonatal Intensive Care, fighting for his life. Casandra and her family will be sharing their story and inviting others to join them by forming March for Babies teams to raise money and support the March of Dimes. Anyone can sign up today at www.marchforbabies.org and start a fundraising team with co-workers, family and friends. For help or more information, contact Beth Urrea (505) 933-6421 or Eurrea@marchofdimes.org.

The 2015 March for Babies Chairman is Paul Briggs, recently retired Executive Vice President and COO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Mr. Briggs has been successful in gathering a committee of 6 individuals within the community. This Executive Leadership Team has taken on the challenge of raising $265,000.00 for the 2015 March for Babies Campaign.

March for Babies is the largest annual fundraising event for the March of Dimes and takes place in over 900 communities nationwide. More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one of them through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. Funds raised by March for Babies in New Mexico help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

The March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy’s, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Cigna, Mission Pharmacal, and United Airlines. The Albuquerque event is presented by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Other local major sponsors include Bank of Albuquerque, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, Lovelace Health Systems, General Mailing and Shipping Services, McCarthy Engineering, Summit Electric Supply and Big 5 Sporting Goods. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

March for Babies – Albuquerque  2015

Date: Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time: 9:00AM
Registration Time: 8:00AM
Presbyterian Healthcare
9521 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Our local sponsors

PresbyterianTriCore Laboratories

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