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Anchorage Stroller Strides Partners with March of Dimes® to Support Nationwide March for Babies Events


Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) 4/6/2010 -- Anchorage Stroller Strides, part of the country’s largest exercise program for new moms and their babies, has joined its parent company’s partnership with March of Dimes to help support March for Babies.

As part of their quarterly Moms with a Mission Program, LUNA® Moms Clubs offered at Anchorage Stroller Strides and other Stroller Strides locations will be participating in local March for Babies walk events across the country in April and May to raise money to fund important research and community programs that promote the health of babies. In 2009, more than $83,000 was raised by Stroller Strides locations across the country supporting March for Babies.

"It is so exciting to be part of a great movement like March for Babies," said Kristy Clay, owner of the local Stroller Strides program. "It is my mission to promote baby health as party of my Stroller Strides programs, but this event really brings that mission to a new level. I hope that the Anchorage community will join in me in raising awareness about baby health."

March for Babies takes place in more than 900 locations across the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraiser. Members of LUNA Moms Clubs Powered by Stroller Strides will secure sponsor donations and take part in the walk events in their respective communities. Some clubs may lead warm-up exercises before the walk or host a booth at the event, as well, said Lisa Druxman, founder of Stroller Strides.

"We are very excited to work with March of Dimes to increase awareness of the important work they do in helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies," Druxman said. "We look forward to helping spread the word about this essential and already well-known and respected charity."

Jim Green, senior vice president of chapter fundraising for March of Dimes, added, "March of Dimes is pleased to have Stroller Strides join March for Babies as a partner. Both organizations’ focus on a woman’s health before, during and after pregnancy makes the collaboration a natural fit."

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.  The walk starts here at www.marchforbabies.org. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org.

LUNA Moms Clubs Powered by Stroller Strides are free to join and open to moms across the country at Stroller Strides’ more than 1, 000 locations. In addition to offering regular children’s playgroup activities and a beneficial support network for moms, the clubs participate in quarterly Moms with a Mission activities to better communities by giving back to children, families and the environment.

For more information about Anchorage Stroller Strides, please contact Kristy Clay at 888.605.7860.

About Stroller Strides
Ranked among Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchises in 2010, Stroller Strides offers classes in more than 1,000 locations in the United States and Canada. The hour-long classes emphasize cardiovascular activities and muscle-strengthening exercises using resistance bands and strollers, allowing moms to interact with their babies throughout their workout. To further assist mothers in all aspects of their lives, Stroller Strides partners with LUNA® and BOB®. For more information about Stroller Strides, including class locations, visit www.strollerstrides.com.

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